noun, plural vit·rec·to·mies.

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 of vitrectomy

First recorded in 1965–70; vitr(eous humor) + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

vitrectomy in Medicine




Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.
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