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Following retinal detachment surgery, my central vision is now pinched. Will this improve over time?

Following retinal detachment surgery, my central vision is now pinched. Will this improve over time?

Maybe: Depends on reversible or irreversible causes. Pinched vision is waviness? Or maybe post retinal surgery with wrinkled retina. If there is heme or swelling in the fovea (macula) that resolves, then vision can improve. If there is scar in the fovea, then the vision won't improved. ...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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What are the risks of retinal detachment surgery? I have been told by my ophthalmologist that my retina has become detached in my right eye and that unless I have surgery, i could lose my vision. I'm very nervous about having surgery on my eye, and i was

RD surgery risks: Rd surgery risks include recurrent retinal detachment, infection, increase or decrease in eye pressure, cataract, glaucoma, bleeding, loss of vision, need for further surgery, and other problems. If you have an rd, you need to have surgery or you will lose your vision and possibly your eye. ...Read more

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Can contacts be worn after retinal detachment surgery?

Can contacts be worn after retinal detachment surgery?

Yes: Retinal detachment surgery can change someone's refraction. Also sometimes a patient is left aphakic if the lens is removed. Contacts are needed in those eyes. ...Read more

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What is the common recovery time after retinal detachment surgery?

What is the common recovery time after retinal detachment surgery?

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 positioning, etc. ...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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Can you develop keratitis after retinal detachment surgery?

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 thing is to see your surgeon. Sometimes post op infections can mimic keratitis early on. ...Read more

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After retinal detachment surgery, is it normal for your eye to hurt months later?

Possibly: Pain can occur months later. Pain is more commonly associated with scleral buckle surgery or long term silicone oil. ...Read more

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Why do you need a patch for both eyes after retinal detachment surgery?

Why do you need a patch for both eyes after retinal detachment surgery?

Limits eye movement: Your doctor may have patched both eyes so that you don't move your eyes. Depending on the situation, your doctor may have bilaterally patched you because both eyes move when you try to only move one eye. This type of patching is very uncommon nowadays. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Retina (Definition)

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