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Question:
Dye was injected into my vein to photograph my eyes. The photos showed a white glob in center of eyeball. What does this signify? I was told I need vitrectomy surgery.    

Answer:
A white glob means that something has caused the normally clear vitreous to become cloudy. The treatment is usually removal of the vitreous with an operation called a vitrectomy. There are many causes.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Eye Surgery, General Eye Health

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Answered: Nov 21, 2012

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