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What causes your depth perception to be off after a vitrectomy for a detached retina?

What causes your depth perception to be off after a vitrectomy for a detached retina?

Re-calibration: A vitrectomy removes some of the vitreous humor from the eye. Light goes thru this and is refracted in a particular manner. After vitrectomy, the amount of vitreous is different and your eye, optic nerve and brain have to re-calibrate the incoming light information and the response to it from the brain. Change requires time for adaptation. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Vitrectomy (Definition)

A vitrectomy operation is a microsurgical procedure performed under a microscope in which the retinal surgeon removes vitreous gel from the back of the eye. A tiny cutting instrument is used as well as a fiberoptic light. . A variety of other instruments, such as a laser may be used, depending on the circumstances. The operation is usually performed under local ...Read more


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Recovery time after retinal detachment surgery? Procedure: vitrectomy

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 use gases with different rates of absorption for this purpose. Usually drops continue for between two and four weeks, depending on situation. Finally, silicon oil can be used and no positioning at all is required but the oil must be removed. ...Read more

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How long until you read after a retinal detachment surgery? Surgery : vitrectomy

How long until you read after a retinal detachment surgery? Surgery : vitrectomy

1-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Silicon oil can be used instead of gas and no positioning at all is required but the oil must be removed. While face down, you can use your other eye to read. ...Read more

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When will I be able to read after a retinal detachment surgery? Procedure : vitrectomy

Depends!: On how extensive the retinal detachment and repair was. Your reading vision may never return, but if all goes well you should start seeing better and possibly be able toread with that eye 45-90 days following the surgery. It may be longer, and you may need subsequent surgeries as well (cataract). ...Read more

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Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

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), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a vitrectomy eye operation for retinal detachment?

How long does it take to recover from a  vitrectomy eye operation for retinal detachment?

Depends: Depending on preoperative risk factors, it can take weeks to months for vision to recover after vitrectomy. Pain usually takes 1-4 weeks to resolve completely. Drops are usually continued for months depending on preop factors. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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3weeks post op for vitrectomy with gas bubble due to retinal detachment. Is it better to be active and use the eye for bubble to reabsorb?

3weeks post op for vitrectomy with gas bubble due to retinal detachment. Is it better to be active and use the eye for bubble to reabsorb?

No: Follow your eye surgeon's recommendations. Often maintaining a certain position, such as face down, or sleeping on the right side, is important to keep the gas bubble in contact with the area of the retina where the detachment occurred. Moving too much early in the healing phase could case your retina to re-detach. ...Read more

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Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

No: No thyroid supplements of any kind do not cause detached retina. Armour thyroid is a dessicated thyroid extract not usually favored by endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that can cause a detached retina or torn calf muscle?

Is there any medication that can cause a detached retina or torn calf muscle?

None: These are mechanical and structural events usually preceded by straining or anatomical problems. No medication will cause them but some can ease the pain. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Can laser eye surgery cause a detached retina weeks later?

Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been getting regular check ups with my eye doctor and my eyes seem fine. Can reading or studying a lot cause a detached retina?

I've been getting regular check ups with my eye doctor and my eyes seem fine. Can reading or studying a lot cause a detached retina?

No: Using your eyes to read and study does not increase your chance for retinal detachment. Generic disorders, severe myopia, injury, eye surgery, and probably smoking are among some of the risk factors. ...Read more

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Is a detached retina serious?

Yes: A retinal detachment is a serious and potentially blinding problem. However, if detected early surgical repair in competent hands is about 85-90% successful with the first surgery. Even if the macula is detached, vision can be good following repair, but is never as good as before. If the macula detaches, surgical repair within 10-14 days results in the best visual acuity results. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of detached retina bad?

Don't ignore: symptoms of retinal detachment include flashes and floaters, blurred side vision, and eventually blurred or bad central vision. Patients wit new onset of any of these symptoms should seek get an evaluation as soon as possible! ...Read more

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What would you see with detached retina?

What would you see with detached retina?

Vision loss: When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached. As the retina separates like this , vision is impaired. This is caused usually by a hole or tear in the retina. Symptoms of an rd are painless vision loss, flashing lights, and floaters. You should immediately seek an evaluation from an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can a person heal a detached retina?

How can a person heal a detached retina?

Surgery: This requires a surgical procedure by a retinal specialist in the office or in the operating room. ...Read more

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What must I avoid after a detached retina?

What must I avoid after a detached retina?

Boxing: If you are 8 weeks out from retinal detachment surgery, then you can resume most activities. You can read, watch tv, run, bike, even lift weights. Most sports are ok, too. I would avoid sports where you are going to get hit in the face or eye, like boxing. If you are an avid basketball, football, or soccer player, you may wish to wear eye protection. ...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


Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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