As we all know, there are major risks with the vitrectomy procedure. When the vitreous is removed, the eye eventually fills up the cavity with its own fluids which do not always interact well with the structures inside the eye like the lens (developing cataracts), or the retina (developing edemas). A raised eye pressure is also common.
A replacement gel that interacted perfectly with the eye, and provided good biological and mechanical properties is I believe an ultimate goal for a permanent and universal solution to the problem of vitreous degeneration.
What do you people know about the research done on artificial vitreous replacements?