Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vitrectomy.

Vitrectomy is a surgery to remove some or all of the vitreous humor from the eye. Apart from having diabetes in the past and hypertension to boost it, the biggest indication was something called Vitreous hemmorrhage, bleeding in the eye.

There are several surgical steps involved as apart of the surgery. With Larry they gave him a membranectomy, which is removing unhealthy tissue (scar tissue in his case)from the retina. Scarring causes the eye to pull away from the retina. Too much scarring will cause complete detachment.

They also gave him a silicone oil injection where they fill the eye with liquid silicone/oil to hold the retina in place. Photo coagulation is the laser treatment he required to seal off holes in the retina and seal up the blood vessels that have been leaking.

In two months, he'll have another surgery to remove the oil and cataract. As far as finances are concerned, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

He's out of hospital and doing well, what more could I ask for.
(photos to come)

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