Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a fundamental surgery ro cure retinopathy. It consists in removing the corpus vitreum (that occupy the majority of the ocular bulb’s volume) with a probe and a computerized scalpel, the vitrectom.

Today, thanks to the last technological innovations, it can also be performed without suture; 25G vitrectomy in fact, uses such small tools that the eye’s wall closes by itself. Dr. Badalà uses this technique in Milan and Catania.

The corpus vitreum is removed and replaced by humor acqueous or, in some cases by substances like gas or silicone oil. These are substances that have to sustain the retina while it’s healing. Gas remain inside the eye for about one or two months and then it is absorbed; silicone oil is removed after 3 months.

Vitrectomy is often linked or followed by retinal laser photocoagulation in order to facilitate healing.

Giuseppe Grasso, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
After having consulted several doctors, last year I turned to Dr. Badalà because I felt a discomfort to the eye. At first sight Dr. Badalà realized that there was something wrong in my right eye and, after a thorough e... Keep on reading this reviewxamination and an OCT, he confirmed the presence of a hole in the retina (which no other doctor had seen before) and he suggested me a vitrectomy.

After consulting other doctors who, despite having confirmed the diagnosis, suggested me to wait, I decided to entrust Dr. Badalà, because he inspired me with confidence during the visit.

I had a vitrectomy under local anesthesia about five months ago. The surgery was good and my eyesight has improved and I no longer see distorted images.

The thing that struck me most is that at first I was so used to don’t  see well that I didn’t  realize it, so much so that I had turned to Dr. Badalà just for a burning sensation to the eye. Thanks to the professionalism and accuracy of Dr. Badalà today I realize I see much better.