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Vitrectomy after huge retinal tear?

I had a giant retinal tear about a year ago and had a scleral buckle placed around my eye and gas bubble. I have floaters in my eye still so I want to get a vitrectomy to improve my vision. Is this safe or could it cause a re-detached retina? I also want to remove my scleral buckle because it makes my eye red, makes vision worse and it feels plain weird. The retina has been re-attached, so there is no point in keeping it. Please answer. Thanks in advance!
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They won't remove the buckle, so you can probably forget that idea.

As far as having a vitrectomy goes..  I'd say why risk it?  It's a major surgery, and you're very lucky that you still have your vision.  A vitrectomy at this point is just asking for trouble, as there could be more complications from it, including another tear as well as membrane growth after the surgery.
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Use the search feature and find the article I posted about vitrectomies for "floaters". Risks blindness, infection, bleeding, worse vision, retinal detachment. Of course its very risky.

JCH MD
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