AAP MP Raghav Chadha undergoing vitrectomy? What is it? Know complications


Raghav Chadha

    Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha is currently in United Kingdom for an eye surgery. Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj has revealed that Raghav Chadha is suffering from the risk of potential eyesight loss and scheduled to undergo a vitrectomy surgery.

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What is Vitrectomy?

    A vitrectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the vitreous humor, a gel like substance that fills the eye between the lens and the retina. It can affect the retina and the clarity of vision.

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Why surgery is required?

    Vitrectomy surgery is reccommened for a range of serious eye conditions, particularly those that impair vision or threaten the health fo the retina.

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Why surgery is required?

    Vitrectomy surgery is reccommened for a range of serious eye conditions, particularly those that impair vision or threaten the health fo the retina.

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Complications

    Vitrectomy is a life-changing procedure for many patients, comes with some complications. The surgery can cause infection, cataract formation, retinal detachment, increased intraocular pressure, temporary vision impairment from gas or silicone oil.

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Is vitrectomy painful?

    Pain is very rare after vitrectomy, but a scratchy, sandy, or gritty sensation-as if something is inside your eye is common.

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Success rate

    The success rate for vitrectomy is around 90 percent, even if you are over 60.

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