Definition of vitrectomy in English:

vitrectomy

noun

  • [mass noun] The surgical operation of removing the vitreous humour from the eyeball:

    ‘vitrectomy may be indicated in cases of retinal detachment’
    [count noun] ‘my left eye had haemorrhaged, I would need immediate laser treatments and a possible vitrectomy’
    • ‘Endophthalmitis is an acute emergency necessitating an urgent referral for intraocular injection of antibiotics, occasionally combined with vitrectomy surgery.’
    • ‘Instead of laser surgery, some patients may require an eye operation called a vitrectomy to restore some mobile vision.’
    • ‘Tractional retinal detachment can be managed by vitrectomy.’
    • ‘Within two years of retinal surgery and vitrectomy, patients develop cataracts at a rate approaching 100%.’
    • ‘During a vitrectomy, the doctor makes a tiny incision in the sclera (white of the eye).’
    • ‘A vitrectomy may be done to remove the shrunken vitreous gel that is pulling on the retina.’
    • ‘Currently, laser surgery and a procedure called a vitrectomy are highly effective in treating diabetic retinopathy.’

Pronunciation:

vitrectomy

/vɪˈtrɛktəmi/