What are the possible complications of vitrectomy surgery?
There are risks to any surgery. The risks must be outweighed by the benefits if surgery is to be performed. Cataracts occur as a side effect of vitrectomy surgery in almost every case. The risks include the development of a tear in the retina, glaucoma, double vision, bleeding into the eye, infection or redetachment of the retina. Sometimes, thought the retina may remain attached, the pressure inside the eye may not be adequate to keep the eye “inflacted” to its normal size. The eye may become shrunken and need to be removed. Any one of these complications may result in severe loss of vision, or even the loss of the eye itself.