[ 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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Medical definitions for vitrectomy
[ vĭ-trĕk′tə-mē ]
Surgical removal of the vitreous humor from the eyeball.
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