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Endoscope-assisted Vitrectomy, Minimally Invasive

Endoscope-assisted Vitrectomy, Minimally Invasive

Vitrectomy is one of the most important ocular surgeries. Endoscope-assisted vitrectomy may be helpful for those patients who can't be treated by traditional vitrectomy.

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Overview
Vitrectomy is one of the most important ocular surgeries. It can be used for patients with diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, and endophthalmitis. Generally, vitrectomy is performed with microscope assistant. However, in some situations such as corneal opacity and synechia of pupil, it can't be done due to optic media opacity. Endoscope-assisted vitrectomy may be helpful for those patients who can't be treated by traditional vitrectomy. It can also be used for patients with uncontrolled high intraocular pressure. It will improve life quality of those patients, significantly. Endoscope-assisted vitrectomy is used in many countries including USA, Japan, Korea and some in the Europe. We are the first and the only one who have the ability to do Endoscope-assisted vitrectomy in Taiwan.
 
Features
Service Procedure
1. Pre-OP preparation
  • Complete ocular examinations: Slit lamp, sonography of eye, intraocular pressure.
  • Local anesthesia: Retrobulbar injection.
2. Surgery
  • Wound: 19, 20 or 23 G in size.
  • Sutureless or sutured with Nylon-9 at sclerotomies.
3. Post-OP care
  • Eyedrops and ointments.
  • Avoid infection: 1 month
  • Removal of stitches will be done 1 month after the surgery.
Notification
  • Most of the surgeries can be done under local anesthesia except those which are very difficult.
  • Surgical time will be 1-3 hours.
  • Post surgery hygiene is most important. (to prevent endophthalmitis)
Estimated Cost
(Prices listed below are for reference. Actual cost may be according to the real expense during the hospitalization.)
3,000~5,000 USD
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