Photograph of a Macular hole
Vitreoretinal surgery is required to treat
conditions that affect the back of the eye, these include diagnoses such as:
Retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular
hole, macular degeneration, epiretinal membranes (macular pucker), severe
eye trauma, opacities of the vitreous and complications of cataract surgery,
including dislocated cataract fragments and severe infection.
Recent advances in retinal surgery have brought
great benefits in the treatment of conditions that previously would have
resulted in blindness.
Approximately 90% of retinal detachment cases can
now be corrected with a single operation, and exciting new vitreoretinal
techniques offer hope for increasingly common conditions such as macular