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After Vitrectomy - what does the body replace the vitreous with?
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After Vitrectomy - what does the body replace the vitreous with?

After a vitrectomy, typically a saline solution is injected by the surgeon. The literature states that the body eventually replaces the solution with its own fluids. My question is, does the body eventually replace it with a gel like vitreous, or is it all liquid?

If all liquid, what are the implications or possible complications of having an all liquid "filler"?
Tags: vitrectomy, vitreous gel, after vitrectomy
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Aqueous.  None that we know of.  Vitrectomies have been done since the early 70's.

Dr. O.
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Thanks Dr. Oyakawa. I'm getting all the facts together I can. Someone mentioned that there were certain procedures that could not be done if you had a liquid vitreous, like LASIK for example.

I've been assured that it's also reasonably safe for glaucoma patients if the pressure is carefully monitored post surgery.
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