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My girlfriend is having eye surgery to reattach her retina. Can we still have sex?

My girlfriend is having eye surgery to reattach her retina. Can we still have sex?

Avoid it: All heavy exertion should be avoided after having retinal detachment repair. The risk of the repair not "taking" is significantly raised with excessive bearing down. Your girlfriend should ask her doctor how long she should refrain from heavy exertion such as sex. ...Read more

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Eye surgery detached retina. Can the sureal buckel be removed. It makes me very near sited?

Retinal detatchment: You need to discuss this with your surgeon. The most important thing is keeping your retina in place. Most of the time the buckle is left in place and is not removed just because of the nearsightedness. ...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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Does anyone know if it is possible to get some kind of lasik eye surgery after having a retina detachment?

Does anyone know if it is possible to get some kind of lasik eye surgery after having a retina detachment?

Very possible: It can be done for sure, but you need clearance from your retinal surgeon and from your lasik surgeon to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Could i get laser eye surgery if I have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

Could i get laser eye surgery if I have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

In general: yes: Get an opinion form a qualified eyemd to make sure you are a good candidate. There are may factors that should be considered. ...Read more

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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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Is laser eye surgery is good for retinal tear?

Is laser eye surgery is good for retinal tear?

Usually: A retinal tear allows fluid to seep under the retina and lift it off (retinal detachment). Laser energy can be delivered to surround the tear and create scar re-attachment which puts the retina back in place and prevents further change. It is a useful tool for correction of this problem in the right cases. Your retinal ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery destroy the retinal rods or cones?

Does laser eye surgery destroy the retinal rods or cones?

Yes: Yes. Retinal laser destroys retinal rods and cones. That is the reason that laser is avoided close to the center of vision and if central laser is needed that the laser spot size and power is minimized. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

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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