RETINAL DETACHMENT SURGERY – PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY
If your eye doctor has advised you to have a retinal detachment surgery, you must keep in mind that this procedure is considered a medical emergency. The retinal detachment must be treated quickly to stop it from permanently affecting your sight.
The surgery, called pars plana vitrectomy, seals the retinal holes and focuses on reattaching the retina to the inside of the eye.
WHAT IS A RETINAL DETACHMENT?
The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of your eye. It is in charge of receiving and transmitting light signals to your brain, where they are interpreted as images. A detached retina is when this thin layer becomes loose and is pulled away from its normal position.
In the case of retinal detachment, a hole or several holes develop in the retina, and fluid passes through them, causing the retina to peel away, just like a blister.
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Updated on November 29, 2021