Vitrectomy is one form of treatment. It is a form of keyhole surgery that uses small probes to enter inside the eye and remove the vitreous.
Another treatment is scleral buckling – an operation using a silicone bane outside the eyeball.
If vitrectomy is performed, gas or silicone oil may be used to replace the jelly inside the eye. Post-surgery, the patient will need to lie in a face-down position for one to two weeks.
Eyes with serious PVR may not be treated with surgery if the vision is unlikely to improve after surgery. The success of improving the vision varies from person to person and ranges from 60% to 80%.
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