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Retina and Vitreous in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Retina and Vitreous.

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Retina and Vitreous is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Retina and Vitreous is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.


Retina and Vitreous is available at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.


Retina and Vitreous is available at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

28 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Ricardo Acosta Gonzalez, MD

Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgeon

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Retina and Vitreous is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.


Retina and Vitreous is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.


Retina and Vitreous is available at Hospital Velmar

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Retina and Vitreous is available at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.


Retina and Vitreous is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Edith de Lopez

Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Eye Disease

Dr. Karla Ng Gonzalez


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About Retina and Vitreous

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Retina Vitreous

The retina is the inner coat at the back of the eye which is light sensitive. It converts light rays into impulses, which are sent to the brain through the optic nerve.

The vitreous body or vitreous humour is the clear gel take up the space between the lens and the retina of the eyeball.

A retina specialist is a medical doctor who specializes in ophthalmology. A retina specialist may also sub-specialize in vitreoretinal medicine, which is a specialization in diseases and surgery of the vitreous body and the retina.

Vitrectomy, on the other hand, is the surgical removal of the vitreous from the middle of the eye. It is done to give the doctor better access to the back of the eye in case of retinal detachment, or if blood in the vitreous gel in case of a vitreous hemorrhage does not clear on its own.

Why is Vitrectomy done?

Several eye conditions may necessitate the drainage of the vitreous. The drainage is done to allow the ophthalmologist access to the parts of the eye needing attention. Vitrectomy is done to:

  • Prevent traction retinal detachment to avoid damage to the macula.
  • Repair large lacerations in the retina.
  • Correct or reduce vision loss that may be as a result of severe bleeding in the vitreous gel, especially when the blood does not clear on its own.
  • Treat severe proliferative retinopathy which causes the formation of scar tissue.
  • Treat continued neovascularization, which is the growth of new blood vessels on the retina despite repeated laser treatment.

In this surgery, an oil bubble is often used since unlike an air bubble, the oil bubble does not move around in the eye. The oil bubble makes recovery easier for patients of all ages who may have trouble keeping their head and eye in the proper position.

How Well Does Vitrectomy Work?
  • Surgery can restore some vision lost due to traction retinal detachment as well as prevent further detachment. The results are better when macula has not been affected by the detachment.
  • Vitrectomy also significantly improves visual acuity in people who have suffered severe vitreous hemorrhage that has not cleared on its own.

Expectations after Surgery

Vitrectomy often lasts 2 to 3 hours. The surgeon determines whether general or local anesthesia will be used for the surgery. The procedure may be done as outpatient surgery, but in most cases, it requires an overnight stay at the hospital.

The doctors will always advise the patient on how to position themselves at home. The patient may be needed to place themselves in the position for a while to allow the gas or oil bubble to push against the detachment.

Certain abnormal complications may develop after the surgery. Contact your doctor immediately should you notice any of the following:

  • Increasing pain
  • Increasing redness
  • Decreasing vision
  • Swelling around the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Flashes of light or changes in your field of vision.

Risks : Like any medical procedure, there is a certain level of risk involved. In a few cases, the process may cause elevated pressure inside the eye, especially for glaucoma patients. Besides intraocular pressure, several other vision-threatening risks that are linked to vitrectomy include: Further bleeding into the vitreous gel. Fluid buildup in the clear covering of the eye (corneal edema). Retinal detachment. Infection inside the eye (endophthalmitis). Cataracts may form after surgery. Vitrectomy is usually done to remove blood from the vitreous gel which results from vitreous hemorrhage. However, it is often the last result as most doctors recommend waiting for six months to one year to see if the blood clears on its own.

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