Vitrectomy Cost in India

Includes

  • Surgery
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 0 to 1 days   
  • Stay in India - 10 to 12 days
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Vitrectomy Cost in India starts from US $1,100 and varies with the severity of your medical condition, your medical history, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Vitrectomy Cost in India:

  • Ophthalmologist's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your vitrectomy is going to be your ophthalmologist's fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose eye treatment in India with IndiCure.

  • Type of Surgical Approach

    A significant portion of the overall cost of the surgery arises from the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized computer technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your retinal detachment surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility in India also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.

  • Treatment-Related Expenses

    The treatment-related expenses include the pre- and post-treatment expenses. The pre-treatment expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-treatment expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

Surgery Information

Surgery Time1-2 hours
Anesthesia TypeIV Sedation
Hospitalization0-1 days
Stitch Removal1st follow-up
Recovery Time4-6 weeks

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Best Ophthalmologists in India

Dr. Nishikant Borse

MBBS, MD, Fellowship

22+ Years of Experience

Dr. Nishikant Borse is not just regarded as one of the best ophthalmologists in Mumbai, but also as one of India's best eye physicians. With over 17 years of experience dealing with difficult retina problems, he is one of India's leading retina surgeons. Following his medical schooling and Masters in Ophthalmology from Mumbai's illustrious Grant Medical College, he pursued rigorous training at Chennai's world-famous Sankara Nethralaya.

Dr. Samina Zamindar

MBBS, DO (Opth)

35+ Years of Experience

Dr. Zamindar is a skilled Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgeon and Bangalore's Best Eye Doctor. She has been one of Bangalore's early adopters of the groundbreaking Phacoemulsification cataract surgery treatment. The surgery is rapid, suture-free, bloodless, and painless, and patients can see 6/6 vision within a day.

Dr. Zamindar is well-known for her surgical expertise, but she also places a high value on careful - preoperative work-ups in order to assist us accomplish the objective of 6/6 (glasses-free) vision after surgery. She uses a variety of instruments and equipment in addition to her clinical diagnosis to provide an accurate and honest postoperative visual prognosis.

Dr. Lalit Verma

MBBS, MD, Fellowship

35+ Years of Experience

Dr. Lalit Verma is a senior and well-known ophthalmologist with more than 35 years of expertise. He is the Vice President of the All India Ophthalmological Society at the moment (AIOS).

In 1982 and 1985, Dr. Verma received his MBBS and MD degrees from the renowned All India Institute of Medical Sciences, respectively. In 1993, he was awarded a WHO fellowship for vitreo retina in the United States.

Dr. Verma is a well-known retina surgeon who has contributed to the advancement of treatments for retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), vitreo-retinal surgery, and intravitreal injections. He is well renowned for his efforts to the prevention of endophthalmitis-related blindness.

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Insight Eye Clinic

Mumbai

Insight Eye Clinic is a cutting-edge and one of Mumbai's leading eye care centres, delivering high-quality eye care. The facility is well equipped with eye care experts, specially trained staff, and the latest in eye care technology to ensure that the patients are treated with the utmost care and warmth.

Zamindar Microsurgical Eye Centre

Bangalore

Zamindar's Microsurgical Eye Centre (ZMEC), which was founded in 1997, has been offering high-quality eye care to patients in and around Bangalore for the past 25 years. Their patients vouch for their services, and they are highly regarded for offering best-in-class eye treatment.

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Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy surgery involves the removal of some or all of the vitreous humour or fluid from the eye and its replacement. The treatment is considered to be quite successful, and it is frequently performed in conjunction with other eye surgeries.

Vitrectomy treatments are commonly performed to enable surgeons access to the back of the eye during retinal surgery. It's also used to drain vitreous fluid that has turned cloudy or bloody, or is clogged with floaters or tissue clumps.

Common reasons for a vitrectomy surgery, and other surgeries associated with it include:

  • bleeding inside of the eye
  • eye infections
  • major eye trauma or injury
  • problems after cataract (cloudy lens) surgery
  • vitreous floaters or tiny bits of tissue in the vitreous fluid
  • damaged retinal tissue or scar tissue on the retina
  • injury from a dislodged, misplaced, or infected intraocular lens (IOL)
  • detached retina where the retina becomes loose and moves around the eye
  • trauma or injury that occurs during cornea, cataract, or glaucoma surgery
  • diabetic retinopathy when the retina has been damaged by long periods of uncontrolled diabetes
  • macular degeneration or a macular hole where there is a small hole, tear, or defect in the macula or central tissue of the retina
  • swelling of the central retinal tissue
  • swelling of the eye

Types of Vitrectomy

  • Posterior Pars Plana Vitrectomy: A posterior or pars plana vitrectomy is used to treat illnesses of the posterior portion of the eye.
  • Anterior Vitrectomy: The vitreous gel enters the anterior (front) chamber of the eye through the pupil in rare situations. An anterior vitrectomy may be performed to reduce the likelihood of future difficulties caused by leaking vitreous gel and to facilitate visual recovery.

The goals of surgery are:

  • To treat the pathology (abnormal condition) causing visual loss
  • To reduce the likelihood of recurrence
  • To minimize the risk of complications

Vitrectomy alone cures only a few disorders. At least one extra procedure is usually linked with vitrectomies.

Vitrectomy is sometimes paired with scleral buckling, a surgery that involves stitching a piece of silicone sponge, rubber, or semi-hard plastic onto the sclera or placing a band around the eye to reduce retinal traction in eyes with retinal detachment. It can be difficult to perform vitrectomy in eyes that have been damaged by trauma or in critically preterm newborns with retinopathy of prematurity.

Am I a good Candidate?

You may be recommended vitrectomy if you experience the following conditions:

  • Vision-blocking vitreous opacity (clouding)
  • Conditions caused by abnormal pulling on the retina
  • Conditions needing retinal or other eye surgery
  • To diagnose a vitreoretinal condition (diagnostic vitrectomy)
  • When placing a therapeutic device or drug delivery

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for vitrectomy with retinal detachment in India.

  • Is it time for vitrectomy with retinal detachment?
  • Is the surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the surgery done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What surgical option is recommended for me?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol

Surgical Procedure

Step 1

Three little holes (ports) are drilled into the white (sclera) of your eye to begin the procedure. The first permits a continuous flow of fluid into your eye, known as a 'infusion.' The second port is for inserting a specific fibre-optic 'light pipe' to offer illumination to your eye, while the third is for all other tools that require access to the eye during the surgery, such as a 'cutter' for vitreous removal.

Step 2

After that, cryotherapy will be used. The fluid in your eye will then be replaced with air, and you may hear a whistling sound as this occurs. At the end of the operation, this air will be replaced with a gas, which is commonly C3F8 or SF6.

Step 3

To offer a protective covering, a pad and shield will be placed over your eye at the conclusion of the operation.

Results

The results are gratifying after the surgery. Advances in instrumentation, techniques, and understanding of diseases of the vitreous and retina have made vitrectomy quite successful. Surgery for diseases that were once incurable, such as macular hole, is now routinely performed with excellent results.

Recovery

Vitrectomy operations are frequently performed in conjunction with other eye surgeries, therefore recovery times and recommendations vary.

Driving, reading, and exercise are all things that should be avoided for a few days after the surgery.

To assist the eyes heal properly, some people will be advised to rest face down for a period of time. Eye drops are frequently administered to aid in the prevention of infection and the reduction of irritation. The overall recuperation time for vitrectomy surgery is usually between 4 and 6 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is a vitrectomy a risky procedure?

Vitrectomy surgery is a safe and successful technique with few serious consequences. Most operations, according to the American Society of Retina Specialists, have a 90% success rate.

2. How long does it take to have a vitrectomy?

Depending on the problem being treated, a vitrectomy might take anywhere from one to several hours. It could be the first of a series of steps to resolving a problem. You can choose to stay awake and receive numbing drops or shots in your eye.

3. Is it safe to get a vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is a fairly safe and successful surgery if done by a trained surgeon in a well equipped facility.

4. Is vitrectomy a painful procedure?

Unless the patient is in poor condition or has a serious ailment, nearly all vitrectomies are performed as outpatient procedures in a hospital or a dedicated ambulatory surgery center; they are painless and require relatively minimum anesthetic.

5. Does vitrectomy remove all floaters?

Through a small incision (vitrectomy), an ophthalmologist removes the vitreous and replaces it with a solution that helps your eye maintain its shape. Surgery may not be able to remove all of the floaters, and sometimes more floaters may form as a result of the procedure.

6. How long do you have to lie down after a vitrectomy?

Patients who have vitreo-retinal surgery for a macular hole must lie face down for 14 days; patients with other conditions just need to lie down for 5 days.

Patient Testimonials

Having been home a few days now I can get my thoughts together and give my heartfelt thanks for the support and encouragement I got from IndiCure. Obviously, there was a certain amount of trepidation going to what has a reputation of being a third world country for a major operation like knee replacement, having received the type of treatment which I would think only the Royal family would receive in this country I wonder which is the third world country. From the organization arranged by your good self to absolutely first-class attention at the hospital and the service of doctors and his wonderful team all of whom spoke English, the nursing was one to one and my well-being was their only concern.

The operation has been a complete success. I am so happy with the results. The friendliness from everyone from consultant to ancillary workers was amazing.

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Ms. Beth Brown,United Kingdom

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My Knee joint replacement surgery in India has given me a second chance to live life independently and on my own terms. I had become completely dependent and bed ridden because of the extreme pain and found it even difficult to go to the wash room.

IndiCure has really helped me in this journey and I am very thankful to them. The surgeon and nursing staff especially were very nice. Good work done.

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Thanks to IndiCure and the entire staff, they are very professional and at the same time caring in their approach. I am completely satisfied with the results of my spine surgery in India.

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