Microincision Vitreous Surgery

vitreo retinal surgery in Abu Dhabi

vitreo retinal surgery in Abu Dhabi

Microincision vitreoretinal surgery, also known as microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS), addresses various retinal conditions, including retinal detachment. Traditional vitrectomy involves making larger incisions and requires sutures to close the wound, whereas microincision vitrectomy surgery utilizes smaller incisions, typically 0.5 to 1.0 millimetres in size, often do not require sutures to close the entry wound, hence called sutureless 

The procedure of Microincision vitreo retinal surgery in Abu Dhabi

The MIVS procedure for retinal detachment involves the following steps:  

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is given local or general anaesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure.  
  1. Incisions: Small incisions, often called microincisions, are made in the eye to introduce microsurgical instruments. These instruments include a light source, a vitrectomy probe, and other tools to manipulate and address the detached retina.  
  1. Vitrectomy: The surgeon removes the vitreous humour (the gel-like substance inside the eye) using the vitrectomy probe. This step allows better access to the retina.  
  1. Retina Examination and Repair: The detached retina is carefully examined, and any tears or holes are identified. Laser photocoagulation or cryotherapy may seal these breaks, helping to reattach the retina.  
  1. Fluid/Gas Injection: A temporary gas bubble or silicone oil may be injected in the eye to provide internal support and help reattach the retina. The choice between gas and silicone oil depends on the severity case and the surgeon’s preference.  
  1. Closure: Depending on the surgeon’s recommendations, the small incisions are closed, and the eye may be patched or left uncovered.  


It’s important to note that the specific details of the procedure can vary based on the patient’s condition and the surgeon’s approach. Individuals considering this surgery should consult with a retina specialist in Abu Dhabi who can provide personalized advice based on their unique situation.   

Benefits of MIVS

The benefits of MIVS are substantial, offering a significant improvement over traditional surgical method. Some of the key advantages include:  

  • Quick Recovery: The minimally invasive nature of MIVS leads to quicker recovery times, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner.  
  • Lower Risk of Complications: Smaller incisions reduce the risk of infection and other complications, making the surgery safer for patients.  
  • Less Discomfort: Patients experience less post-operative discomfort after reduced surgical trauma.  
  • Sutureless- often MIVS are sutureless  
  • Improved Surgical Outcomes: The precision and control afforded by MIVS often result in better visual outcomes and a higher surgical success rate.  

When is vitreo retinal surgery in Abu Dhabi Recommended?

MIVS is recommended for patients suffering from a variety of retinal conditions. Your ophthalmologist may suggest MIVS if you have:  

Each patient’s case is unique, and a thorough examination by a vitreo retinal specialist is essential to determine the most appropriate treatment approach.  

Choosing the right retina specialist in Abu Dhabi: Dr. Madhava Rao

When considering MIVS, selecting an experienced and skilled vitreoretinal surgeon is crucial. Dr. Madhava Rao is the best eye doctor in Abu Dhabi, with extensive experience performing MIVS and other advanced retinal surgeries.   

His expertise and commitment to utilizing the latest technologies ensure that patients receive top-notch care.  Dr. Madhava Rao takes a personalized approach to patient care, thoroughly evaluating each case to determine the most effective treatment plan.  

His dedication to patient education and communication ensures that individuals are fully informed and comfortable throughout their treatment journey.  

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Ophthalmologist Education Award

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International Ophthalmology Scholar Award

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