How is vitrectomy surgery performed?
The surgery is performed using local or general anesthesia. Vitrectomy surgery is performed through an operating microscope, which allows the surgeon to look through the dilated pupil at the retina. Small openings through the sclera are made in order to insert vitrectomy instruments into the eye. A variety of instruments is used, including a fiberoptic light which lights the inside of the eye, and a variety of vitreous cutters, scissors, and forceps.