What is it?

A tumour resection is the removal of the tumour by means of small incisions. It is carried out by a vitrectomy.

In which cases is it carried out?

This technique is normally prescribed for tumours located near the optic nerve but it can also be used for other kinds of tumours.

Previous examinations

  • Systematic Metastasis detection screening
  • A full ophthalmological examination

During the resection

This procedure is usually carried out by surgery at the out-patient’s unit (except for children, who normally need a general anaesthetic). It consists of removing the tumour. In addition local radiotherapy is always administered to ensure there are no remaining tumour cells in the area. Moreover, silicone oil is applied to the retina to avoid its detachment.

After the operation

  • Due to silicone oil being applied, the patient must keep his/her head lowered for several days
  • The patient must have a monthly check-up to assess his/her ophthalmologic condition
  • After two months he/she is given another appointment to remove the silicone oil

Associated pathologies


IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: international@imo.es
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”


Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+376) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa


Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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