Diagnostic Surgeries

Diagnostic Surgery Sometimes it is necessary to obtain tissue from the eye to enable a diagnosis on what is causing a patient’s inflammation. Thus, patients with SCLERITIS may undergo SCLERAL BIOPSY, and patients with UVEITIS may undergo VITREOUS BIOPSY or CHORIO-RETINAL BIOPSY, with the biopsy specimen then being sent for pathological and microbiological studies. Patients with ENDOPHTHALMITIS (infection inside the eye) also undergo vitreous biopsy for diagnosis of the infection. These procedures are performed in the operating room, either with general or local anesthesia.