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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Surgical to back eye: Vitrectomy is a procedure, usually done by retinal specialists. in which the gel filling the back of the eye is carefully removed and saline inserted ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Vitrectomy risks: Vitrectomy is generally safe but risks include bleeding, retinal tear/break/ detachment, infection, cataract, increased or low intraocular pressure, p ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Depends: Vitrectomy is a surgery that involves entering the back of the eye and removing the vitreous. In addition, often membranes are peeled, laser performe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
See below: Follow the instructions of your vitreoretinal surgeon. If you need to position after surgery (such as face-down for macular hole or retinal detachment ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), r ... Read More
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Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Detachment recovery: This may take up to 6 - 8 weeks or longer depending on the extent of the surgery. Your surgeon can be more specific with the answer.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Very little risk: Very safe, use of various lasers is a great advancement in eye surgery.
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Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a de ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Rhegmatogenous only refers to the cause of the detachment (a retinal tear or hole that causes this type of detachment), but does not tell how much of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Neyman
17 years experience in General Practice
Procedure: It is a procedure that attempts to help reattach a detached retina. Can be similar to an air bubble placed in the area of defect.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Myopic detachment: As the eye becomes more elongated with the progression of the myopia, the retina thins and areas of retinal degeneration make the retina more suscepti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not risky at all: But its laser for a retinal tear, not detachment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: A retinal detachment needs to repair surgically otherwise your eye sight would be bad, a vitreous detachment is when the fluid in the back of the eye ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not for an RD: A retinal hole or tear can be treated with laser to prevent a detachment. But once a retina detaches, laser cannot re-attach it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Selem
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes & no: It can be a permanent cure for the retinal detachment, however always at increased risk of it re-detaching. You should keep in mind symptoms to look f ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
They are: A new onset of floaters in the vision, flashes of light and/or the appearance of a curtain or veil in the peripheral vision. Occasionally a retinal d ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
High: But its not reattachment. We are surrounding a tear so it doesnt extend.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Retinal Detachemnt: Varies, depending on what the cause, how long it has been present, age, amount of retina detachment, whether or not the macula is detached or not deta ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Common: Depending on the kind of surgery you had, they are common or less common. Following scleral buckling surgery and pneumatic retinopexy ("bubble proced ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Very: Modern methods allow for re-attachment of the retina in greater than 90% of cases, though it may take more than one procedure. If the macula (central ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Webb
46 years experience in Neurology
Rare: I think it is unusual to develop rip retinal membrane after laser retinopexy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Unusual: Most retinal detachments are preceded by a vitreous detachment. There are some exception, however those are uncommon or rare. As such, it is unlikel ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harit Bhatt
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways. --laser treatment --pneumatic retinopexy --scleral buckle --vitrectomy the above are usual ... Read More
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