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What is the common recovery time after retinal detachment surgery

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Weeks: Generally retinal repairs can range from a 3-4 weeks to months for completed repair and completely unrestricted activity dependent upon the extent of ... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Weeks to months: Depends on the type of surgery, how complicated the detachment was, gas bubble or oil in the eye, etc. This can affect vision, flying, face down posi ... Read More
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Dr. Colin McCannel
30 years experience Retinal Surgery
Depends!: The exact recovery time depends, and different physicians have different restrictions to facilitate the recovery. Many patients can go back to work i ... Read More

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Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience 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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Dr. Keshav Narain
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
3-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Surgeons ... Read More
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Dr. Colin McCannel
30 years experience Retinal Surgery
Varies: Varies by surgeon and type of surgical repair. In my practice, patients can begin returning to normal activities by 2 weeks to 2 months. The longer ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Retinal detachment: This is individual and depends on how much of the retina was detached, and the time interval of the duration of the detachment, and the type of surgic ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Godley
32 years experience Retinal Surgery
It Depends: Retinal detachment surgery can involve a range of surgical techniques from an office procedure to operative surgery. Typical recovery ranges from 2 to ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
The Bottom Line!: I feel certain you received useful and necessary information from your excellent providers when you were dismissed after your procedure. Because of th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
30 years experience 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: If the macula was involved, the prognosis is guarded. Since the macula is the most sensitive part of the central vision it is essential to treat reti ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Once the eye has healed after repair generally contact lenses can be worn. Often, if a scleral buckle was used which encircles the eyeball this can i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Surgeon: Retinal detachment in your age group(32 years) not common.There might have been underling reasons and hence best to speak to your surgeon.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
If the detachment...: ...Happened in an alcohol-related incident, then the answer is, never. If unrelated, depends on your general state of health.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Meier
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: After any type of surgery, the eyes tend to get dry. That is a risk factor for keratitis. If there is a concern of keratitis, the most important thi ... Read More
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