A vitreous haemorrhage is a bleed in the jelly of the eye. The aim of vitrectomy surgery is to remove the opaque blood in the vitreous cavity and treat the underlying PDR with laser or additional treatments. Vitrectomy surgery is recommended if:
- the bleed is slow to clear naturally
- is recurrent
- if the bleed prevents normal laser treatment
- if diabetic retinopathy has progressed to the stage of inducing a vision-threatening retinal detachment
I exclusively use the very latest micro incision keyhole vitrectomy equipment. As a result of this, the incisions are normally less than 0.5mm, consequently, most operations will not require any sutures.