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vitrectomy

[ vi-trek-tuh-mee ]
/ vɪˈtrɛk tə mi /
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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.

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Origin of vitrectomy

First recorded in 1965–70; vitr(eous humor) + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for vitrectomy

vitrectomy
[ vĭ-trĕktə-mē ]

n.

Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.
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