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Vitrectomy Products for Face or Head-Down Positioning

A vitrectomy is a surgical procedure for repairing conditions such as retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, injury and diabetic retinopathy.

The vitrectomy procedure involves the removal of the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye.  Using highly specialized instruments, a series of very small incisions are made into the sclera.  This allows access so it can be repaired using micro-surgical instruments.

Most often, as part of the procedure, your Surgeon will place a gas or oil bubble in the eye to fill the vitreous cavity - this will lightly press the retina against the wall of the eye, securing it in place while it heals.  

Your Surgeon will outline best practices for optimal recovery.  Face or Head down positioning is often essential - it serves to keep the bubble in the correct place while a seal forms around the tear or detachment in the retina.  Proper positioning is often prescribed for more than 90% of the day and may be required for up to 3 weeks. 

We have Massage Tables, Positioning Systems and Pack and Go Face & Head Cradles - each of these items are lightweight and quick & easy to set up.  They provide maximum comfort and optimal support.  Quality of life is important as you heal and recover - utilizing one of these items helps you to sleep more comfortably, breathe easier and prevents muscle strain through the neck and shoulders. 

Our Rite Time Mirror makes it right!  It is a simple and ingenious device that allows you to see what is in front of you while maintaining proper face-down positioning.  See your surroundings, chat with friends & family, watch TV (if allowed post surgery) and continue to participate in everyday life. 

Our Prism Glasses are unisex and adjustable.  They will allow you to see directly in front of you while maintaining face-down positioning.  Comfortably continue activities of daily living like preparing food and working on the computer.