To perform a vitrectomy, your
ophthalmologist makes tiny incisions in the sclera or white of the eye. A small
instrument is placed into the eye to remove the vitreous gel. Once the
vitreous is removed your surgeon also may remove some membranes on the surface of the macula. Generally a gas bubble is injected into the eye to help flatten
the macular hole and hold the retinal tissue in place while it heals.