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Treatment of Vitreous Degeneration

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
430
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
1984
General therapeutic rehabilitation
565.57

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
2150 help1800
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8761 help7611

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1810
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7775

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1739
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7258

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
2218
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
10267

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1904
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7949

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1796
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7707

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1725
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7407

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
2052
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
9088

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1724
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7452

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1940
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8035

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1592
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
6759

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1709
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7386

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1652
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
6987

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1854
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8032

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1866
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8086

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
1791
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7706
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About the disease

Vitreous degeneration, also known as vitreous detachment, is a degenerative process of vitreous membrane, when it detaches from retina. This disease usually appears as a result of aging or nearsightedness(myopia). Sometimes this pathology can provoke injuries of an eyeball or disturbance of metabolic processes in the body. In infancy vitreous is attached to the retina, but as people grow older it can separate from retina and cause some vision problems. Vitreous is a gelatinous structure which is located between retina and lens. When separated from retina fiber part consisting of a bonded protein molecules causes vitreous detachment. This pathology often is not dangerous to health. Vitreous detachment is also a fairly common disease, which affects women more than men. People with poor eyesight and nearsightedness develop it 10 years earlier, compared to those with normal vision. Apart from age, vitreous degeneration can be caused by injury, inflammation, neurological diseases or bleeding. If vitreous separates from retina, this pathology is called posterior vitreous degeneration; if it is separated from lens, it is called front detachment. Interesting fact: dogs and cats have vitreous degeneration more often than people. If they start bumping into walls, it can be a sign of vitreous degeneration. It is difficult to predict how long vitreous degeneration will be progressing and what its dynamics will be in future. Moreover, there can be incomplete vitreous degeneration when only a part of vitreous membrane peels off retina. It should be noted, that in most cases vitreous degeneration passes without any long-term effects. The most common complications of vitreous degeneration is the formation of peripheral retinal break (8-15% of cases), retinal detachment (rarely), retinal delamination (15%), vitreous hemorrhage (13-19%, but most of these complications do not cause serious deterioration of vision). The most dangerous complication is formation of macular rupture.

Development of vitreous detachment complications can not be influenced. Only recommendation that can be given is to maintain close contact with your doctor who will be able to follow the process of development and timely order of appropriate treatment. 53% of vitreous degeneration develops in people over 50 years old and 65% over 65 years of age. 

Symptoms

Detachment is accompanied by such symptoms:

  • Cobweb
  • Black spots in front of eyes
  • Short-term bright light flashes. Flashes are amplified when person is looking at bright objects
  • Blurred vision. It arises as a result of rupture of retina
  • Seeing bright floating objects when eyes close
  • General irritability

Symptoms can be exacerbated when a person is rotating is head or jumps from the bed suddenly. All of these symptoms are the reason to visit an ophthalmologist.

Diagnosis

If there are flashes or strange veil covering the eyes, a person needs to consult an ophthalmologist. Doctor can use drops that dilate pupils to examine vitreous and retina using ophthalmoscope and slit lamp with special lens. Such drops can cause blurred vision for several hours, but this effect wears off after couple of hours.

Treatment

  • Drug treatment involves receiving complex vitamins and bio-stimulants, which can protect eyes from effects of internal and external influence, as well as contribute to general improvement of visual apparatus. If vitreous body accumulates or discharges blood due to rupture of blood vessels, a person will be prescribed drops that can absorb blood. During this treatment a patient  is required to stay in bed for 3-4 days. He should also avoid strenuous exercise.
  • In case vitreous degeneration is accompanied by retinal detachment, vitreous body needs to be removed surgically and be replaced by special gas. Such surgery is called vitrectomy. This gas is replaced over time by an intraocular fluid. Other substitutes of vitreous membrane may be inserted in the eye for a few days or several years. Substitute must have considerable viscosity, high transparency, long resorption and do not cause allergic or inflammatory reactions. A person may have to try several substitutes before he finds the right one.

If post-operative period is not accompanied by complications, such as inflammation, repeated bleeding, changes in cornea or increased intraocular pressure, vision is restored within a few weeks and retinal function will normalize on its own.

After vitreous membrane normalizes, it is important for a patient to actively monitor vision. He can do it at home. Vision needs to be checked in each eye separately. Many eye diseases can be detected early by a simple comparison of vision between right and left eye. 

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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