The vitreous body, the volume of which is between 4 and 5 ml, consists mainly of water and collagen fibers connected with protein bonds. One of the goals of vitreoretinal surgery is the removal of the vitreous. In the case of a healthy vitreoretinal junction, this process usually proceeds without any problems. In some cases when the vitreoretinal junction is pathologically changed for example in the case of diabetic retinopathy, removal of the vitreous body can be a challenge especially for a young surgeon. This presentation will introduce the difficulties that may be encountered by young surgeons during the removal of the vitreous body and how to resolve them.



Urszula Stachowska
Ophthalmology Clinic, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education
Email : UStachowska@gmail.com