Vitrectomy Surgery In Thiruvananthapuram​

There are a number of vitrectomy surgeries that can be performed in Thiruvananthapuram. These surgeries involve the removal of a section of the vitreous gel from within the eye. The surgery is typically done as a preventative measure, or to correct a condition that is causing vision problems. 

A vitrectomy may be performed using local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Once the patient is under anesthesia, a surgeon will make an incision in the front of the eye. The surgeon will then use a laser to break up the vitreous gel and remove it from within the eye. This procedure can often restore your vision if it is not currently working properly. 

If you are experiencing vision problems that cannot be resolved with conservative methods such as eyeglasses or contacts, consider having a vitrectomy surgery performed in Thiruvananthapuram. The surgeon at our clinic can help you determine if this is the best option for you.

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Why is Vitrectomy Surgery done?

Bleeding inside your eye
Eye Infections
Detachments, tears, or injury in the retina
Macular Hole

Types of Vitrectomy

There are three main types of vitrectomy: pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV), and endoscopic subretinal or epiretinal approach. 

PPV is the most common type of vitrectomy and involves making a hole in the cornea using a surgical microscope. This is usually done as an emergency procedure to remove a detached retina or to relieve pressure from an intraocular hemorrhage. 

TSV is performed using a small incision in the lower eyelid. The surgeon then inserts a special telescope into the eye that allows them to see inside the eye. They use this information to make an incision in the retina and withdraw it. Finally, they make a small hole in the iris and insert a tube through which they can introduce fluid to dissolve the blood clot. This procedure is often used to remove large amounts of fluid from the eye after an accident or surgery that has caused high intraocular pressure. 

Endoscopic subretinal or epiretinal approach is similar to TSV, but it uses an incision in the lower eyelid instead of a small one near the eyeball. The surgeon then makes an opening in the iris and inserts a tube through which they can introduce fluid into the eye. This procedure is often used for more serious cases of glaucoma or for removing pieces of cataracts that cannot be removed using other methods.

Vitrectomy Surgery Cost In Thiruvananthapuram

The cost of vitrectomy surgery in Thiruvananthapuram can vary depending on the type of surgery required. The cost of vitrectomy surgery in Thiruvananthapuram varies between ₹20,000 to ₹80,000. Anterior Vitrectomy in front portion of the eye costs around 24000. Simple posterior vitrectomy involves suction / removal of the vitreous gel or blood from the back portion of the eye and costs around 40,000. However, in certain cases, Endolaser is used to burn the bleeding retinal blood vessels. This increase the cost to 50000. Similarly, if the retinal detachment is high, the surgeon might use silicone oil or gas tamponade to temporary fill in the eye and settle the retina. This further increase the cost to 60000. Below is the average cost of different type of vitrectomy procedures:

TreatmentCost (₹)
Vitrectomy Anterior in Thiruvananthapuram24,000
Simple Posterior Vitrectomy (Pars plana) with MIVS (micro incision vitrectomy) in Thiruvananthapuram40,000
Vitrectomy (Pars plana) + Endolaser in Thiruvananthapuram45,000
Vitreoretinal Surgery + Endolaser + Silicon Oil or Gas Tamponade in Thiruvananthapuram50,000
Vitrectomy + Endolaser + Silicon Oil or Gas Tamponade + Scleral Buckling in Thiruvananthapuram70,000
Lensectomy (Lens replacement) + Vitrectomy in Thiruvananthapuram50,000
Complex Vitrectomy (23G) in Thiruvananthapuram60,000

Vitrectomy Hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram

There are several vitrectomy hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram, including MantraCare Thiruvananthapuram, Eye Clinic Thiruvananthapuram, Eye Center Thiruvananthapuram, and Eye Mantra Thiruvananthapuram. EyeMantra is one of Thiruvananthapuram’s leading vitrectomy treatment center, with over 100,000 eyes operated by its doctors. Our hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram are accessible from the following areas :

  • Sreekaryam
  • Kazhakkottam
  • Kowdiar
  • Kazhakkoottam
  • Pattom Thanu Pillai Nagar
  • Mannanthala
  • Sastamangalam
  • Kesavadasapuram
  • Kudappanakunnu
  • Thirumala
  • Anayara
  • Pattam
  • Nalanchira
  • Kumarapuram
  • Pappanamkod
  • Medical College
  • Ambalammukku
  • Pangappara
  • Peyad
  • Thycaud
  • Vattapara
  • Vattaiyurkavu
  • Ulloor
  • Pothencode
  • Karyavattom
  • Perurkada
  • Poojapura
  • Kuravankonam

Top Vitrectomy Doctors in Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Shweta Jain
Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr. Lalit Chaudhary
Femtosecond LASIK
Dr. Poonam Gupta
Femtosecond LASIK

Happy Patients from Thiruvananthapuram after Vitrectomy

Rishi Sachdeva

“I had a vitrectomy operation in September and it was at Mantracare. It went really well and the staff was really helpful and supportive and I would recommend this hospital to anyone.”

– Rishi (Thiruvananthapuram)

Frequently Asked Questions

A vitrectomy is a surgical procedure in which the vitreous, or jelly-like substance that fills the inside of the eye, is removed. The vitreous is then replaced with either a salt solution or a gas bubble. In Thiruvananthapuram, EyeMantra offers one of the best facilities and surgeons for vitrectomy surgery. 

Vitrectomy is generally a safe and effective surgery, but as with any type of surgery, there are potential risks involved. The most common risks associated with vitrectomy include:

  • Bleeding: There is a small risk of bleeding during or after the surgery.
  • Infection: There is also a small risk of developing an infection after the surgery. This can usually be treated with antibiotics.
  • Retinal detachment: In some cases, the retina may become detached from the back of the eye after vitrectomy surgery. 
  • Vision loss: Although vision loss is rare, it is possible to lose some vision after vitrectomy surgery. 

At MantraCare Thiruvananthapuram,  Vitrectomy surgery starts from ₹20,000. The cost varies based on the procedures such as anterior vitrectomy (₹24,000), Pars Plana posterior vitrectomy (₹35000),  Endolaser  (₹50000) & lensectomy (₹50000) 

The vitrectomy surgery at Mantracare Thiruvananthapuram is a safe procedure that takes around 1-2 hours. However, the length of the surgery can vary depending on the complexity of the case. You get discharged the same day.

MantraCare is one of the best hospital for vitrectomy in Thiruvananthapuram. They have top vitrectomy doctors with over 20,000+ satisfied clients. We perform Micro incision vitrectomy in which the cut size is minimal and healing is faster.