vitrectomy

vitrectomy

[vi-trek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural vitrectomies.
the microsurgical procedure of removing the vitreous humor and replacing it with saline solution, performed to improve vision that has been impaired by opacities.

Origin:
1965–70; vitr(eous humor) + -ectomy

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vitrectomy vit·rec·to·my (vĭ-trěk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.

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