Vitrectomy package

Vitrectomy is a type of ophthalmic surgery that is used to treat some retinal and vitreous disorders. The retina is a light-sensitive tissue on the back of the eyeball. The vitreous is a transparent, gel-like substance that fills the middle part of the eye. During vitrectomy, the surgeon removes the vitreous and replaces it with another solution.

Age Limit for Vitrectomy
  • You need to be at least 40 years of age.
Surgical Procedure

In vitrectomy, the surgeon uses a specialized surgical microscope, which allows a clear view of the vitreous cavity and retina at various magnifications. The delicate surgical instruments are inserted into the eye by making a tiny incision in the scalp (the white part of the eye). The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

Postoperative Care

•    You may experience eye pain or discomfort after surgery.
•    Wear your protective eye shield until your follow-up visit.
•    Take your eye drops timely as prescribed by your ophthalmologist.
•    Consider your ophthalmologist's postoperative recommendations.
•    keep your head in a specific position in order to help the gas bubble do its job.
•    Avoid flying or traveling high mountain elevations until the gas bubbles are dissipated, otherwise your intraocular pressure will elevate rapidly, which may cause to dangerous consequences.

Who Are NOT Good Candidates for Vitrectomy

Those who can be treated with other treatment methods or people whose ophthalmologist diagnoses that for any reason they are not able to undergo the surgery.

Who Are Good Candidates for Vitrectomy

If your ophthalmologist diagnoses any of the following in your eyes, you are a good candidate for vitrectomy.

•    diabetic retinopathy, especially in case of retinal hemorrhage or traction
•     retinal detachment
•    intraocular infection
•    severe eye injuries
•    macular pucker
•    macular hole
•    eye disorders after cataract surgery

Pre-Operative Preparation
  1. Based on your health condition, your ophthalmologist determines that your surgery will be performed under local or general anesthesia.
  2. You might be hospitalized for one night.
  3. Before surgery, you may undergo a thorough clinical eye examination to assess your health condition and detect any potential medical risks.
  4. Wash your eyes and eyelids and avoid wearing makeup.
Surgical Equipment
The surgery is performed with highly advanced microscopes in the intraocular operating room of Noor Subspecialty Eye Hospital.
Duration of Your Stay in Iran

1-2 weeks



Before surgery, be sure to tell your ophthalmologist about your medical history and current medications you are taking.

Houshang Faghihi, MD.

Masoud Naseripour, MD.

Kamran Jalali, MD.

Fedra Hajizadeh, MD.

Mehdi Behnia, MD.

Arash Eshghabadi, MD.

Saber Molaei, MD.

Elina Ghaffari, MD.

Alireza Khodabandeh, MD.