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Vitrectomy Surgery in Singapore

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Singapore performing Vitrectomy Surgery.

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Lee Jong Jian

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Khoo Chong Yew

Ophthalmic medicine and surgery

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Vitrectomy

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Parkway East Hospital

A private general acute care hospital catering to the Eastern side of Singapore and offering a variety of services in a diverse range of specialties.

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Vitrectomy

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National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

19 listed ophthalmologists:

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Prof. Donald Tan

Visiting Consultant

Assoc. Prof. Tan Woon Teck Clement

Head & Senior Consultant for Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Vitrectomy

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

26 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Lim Wee Kiak

Ocular Inflammation, Immunology and Uveitis

Dr. Theng Thiam Siew Julian

Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery

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Vitrectomy

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Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and Communicable Diseases.

36 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Yong Khet Yau, Vernon

Deputy Head, Children's Eye Centre & Eye Alignment Centre

Dr. Wong Hon Tym

Head of Department of Ophthalmology

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Vitrectomy

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Singapore National Eye Centre

An ophthalmic care provider for treatments and other clinical services, teaching, research and various international ophthalmic activities.

75 listed ophthalmologists:

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Prof. Wong Tien Yin

Institute Director, Singapore Eye Research Institute

Dr. Chee Soon Phaik

Head, Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Service

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Vitrectomy

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Changi General Hospital

A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.

11 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Jap Hee Eng Aliza

Head and Senior Consultant

Assoc. Prof. Goh Kong Yong

Neuro-ophthalmology, Cataract & General Ophthalmology

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Vitrectomy

upon request

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About Vitrectomy Surgery

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

What is Vitrectomy Surgery?
Vitrectomy surgery is a surgical procedure to remove vitreous gel from the eye. Vitrectomy surgery is often the first step in an eye surgery procedure and is carried out to repair retinal detachment, repair extensive tears in the retina, treat proliferative retinopathy, clear severe cases of vitreous floaters, repair a macular pucker, or as part of the procedure to treat diabetic retinopathy. Vitrectomy surgery is also used to clear blood in the vitreous gel if it fails to clear naturally.

How is Vitrectomy Surgery carried out?

  • The surgeon makes small cuts in the vitreous gel and suctions the gel from the eye.
  • After the vitreous gel has been removed the surgeon will continue to treat the retina to repair the underlying eye condition.
  • The surgeon refills the eye with solution or a gas bubble to retain the eye’s pressure and keep the retina in place.

What surgeon performs Vitrectomy Surgery?
Vitrectomy surgery is carried out by a specialist eye doctor (Ophthalmologist).

Duration of procedure/surgery : 2 to 3 hours.

Days admitted : Vitrectomy surgery is normally carried out on an outpatient procedure, with no overnight stay required.

Anesthesia : Usually general anesthesia, but local anesthesia may also be used.

Recovery : - Patients usually resume normal activities after 1 or 2 days, although should avoid strenuous activities or those that put pressure on the eye.
- Full recovery usually occurs 6 weeks after the surgery.

Risks : - Elevated eye pressure (glaucoma).
- Loss of vision or blurring of vision.
- Swelling, red or painful eyes.
- Infection.
- Retinal detachment.
- Fluid build-up in the eye’s clear covering.
- Cataract.

After care : - Use eye drops to minimize infection and promote healing.
- Avoid heavy lifting and air travel until the eye has sufficiently healed.
- If a gas bubble has been used, you will need to position your head in a specific way to maintain the retina’s position.
- Take pain killers and apply ice compresses to alleviate pain.

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