A 70-year-old male asked:
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my husbands retina was detached approximately 2 weeks before he had retinal reattachment with a bubble and a buckle. will he see again out of this ey?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: A critical discrimminator is whether the macula (the sharp focus center) was detached. Results are generally visually quite good if the macula was attached prior to surgery. Was the detachment spontaneous or traumatic. Trauma lowers the chance for good vision. Is there underlying disease? like diabetes, or a previous cataract surgery? All these options should be discussed with your surgeon.
Answered on Jul 3, 2016
Dr. Jose Martinez
33 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: Probably not perfectly normally but most patients enjoy significant return in vision once fully recuperated from surgery about 6 weeks to 3 months afterward
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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