Microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS) has evolved over the last 10 years and has a number of significant advantages over conventional vitrectomy surgery.
From a patient’s perspective,
1) MIVS not only has a better postoperative appearance, but it is also more comfortable for the patient.
2) The use of a micro trocar and cannula system causes less disruption of the conjunctiva and sclera.
3) Also, the incisions themselves are significantly smaller (0.51 mm for 25 G and 0.64 mm for 23 G) versus 0.9 mm with 20 G vitrectomy.
4) MIVS scleral incisions are beveled and thus, are self-sealing and often don’t require suturing.
5) The surgical time with MIVS is shorter and surgery is over faster
6) Overall, the patients usually come in on postoperative day 1 with minimal to no discomfort. The discomfort from slowly dissolving vicryl sutures are also avoided with MIVS.
7) The visual recovery is faster with MIVS. This is because the wounds are smaller, require fewer or no sutures, smaller gauge instruments enable the surgeon to work closer to the retina and correct all the abnormalities in a safer and more efficient manner.
8) With MIVS, eyes have less postoperative astigmatism as well.
Bansal Vision Institute is at the forefront of using and developing the newer and more effective technologies and surgical techniques using MIVS for the surgical management of simple and complex retinal diseases.