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What types of surgery can correct a detached retina?

What types of surgery can correct a detached retina?

Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment, and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Godley
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Detached Retina (Definition)

The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more


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After surgery for a detached retina, my vision is coming back but it is still distorted. Will it continue to get better?

After surgery for a detached retina, my vision is coming back but it is still distorted. Will it continue to get better?

Distortion after RD: Following repair of retinal detachment, distortion during the healing process can also indicate swelling of the retina (macular edema) or abnormal healing of the retina. Sometimes scar tissue can form on the macula creating distortion. A test called oct (optical coherence tomography) is useful in analyzing the macula for causes of distortion. Discuss with your retinal specialist. ...Read more

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Surgery nov. 2012 for a detached retina. I have oil that needs to be removed. How long does this usually stay in before another procedure?

3-8 months: Removal depends upon the success of the re-attachement and whether the oil stays in place or migrates and causes problems. Discuss you situation with the retinal surgeon who put in the oil on you r next visit. ...Read more

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I am a professional boxer concerned about my career now after a recent detached retina surgery. How long after the surgery should I wait to fight?

Sugar Ray Lenord: Sugar ray had a detached retina in 82 announced his retirement but said he was cleared to fight tried to fight in 84 had more eye surgery and ended up retiring--i'd take seriously whatever your ophthalmologist says and don't take unnecessary risks! ...Read more

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Is surgery always needed for detached retina?

Is surgery always needed for detached retina?

No: Depends on size, location, chronicity, visual potential, mechanism, etc. ...Read more

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How effective is surgery for detached retina?

It depends: The longer the retina has been detached, the poorer the surgical outcomes. Generally speaking, greater than 90% of retinal detachnments can be repaired with one operation. ...Read more

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What surgery is appropriate for a detached retina?

Three: Pneumatic retinopexy is an option for some detachments only. Scleral buckling and vitrectomy are appropriate either alone or in combination, depending on the type and severity of the detachment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgery for a detached retina?

Can you tell me about surgery for a detached retina?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways. --laser treatment --pneumatic retinopexy --scleral buckle --vitrectomy the above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a detached retina surgery?

Can you give me more info on a detached retina surgery?

Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways. --laser treatment --pneumatic retinopexy --scleral buckle --vitrectomy the above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read more

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After you have surgery to fix a detached retina can your vision ever be normal?

It is possible: It is possible, but there are many factors that can affect the results.Depending on the type and duration of detachment, and the surgical outcomes, it is possible to come away with 20/20 vision. Without knowing specific details of the case, it is difficult to comment further. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Retinal Detachment (Definition)

This describes when the retina peels away from the back part of the eye. This is a serious condition which ...Read more