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Recovery Process For Detached Retina Surgery
Hi. I have recently had surgery on my eye as i had a detached retina. I work on the roads so it can be a lot of lifting. What's the recovery time?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: Retinal detachment surgery can involve a range of surgical techniques from an office procedure to operative surgery. Typical recovery ranges from 2 to 6 weeks depending on whether gas or oil was used in the surgery. It may take months for the vision to recovery optimally, depending on the type of detachment that occurred. It is best to follow the surgeon's guidelines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most states only require vision in one eye of 20/40 or better to maintain an unrestricted drivers license, so even during the healing phase or if the vision is reduced after a retina procedure a person may drive. Once a retinal detachment has healed there are no activity restrictions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Retinal re-attachemnt surgery is aimed at preserving vision. Loosing vision is not usual. Discuss with your surgeon, and perhaps a second opinion is in order if he cannot explain what happened. However, even in the best hands, some retinal re-attachment surgeries result in disappointing vision outcomes, esp. If multiple surgeries are needed. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more
Low: During cataract surgery the eye decompresses and this causes the vitreous jelly to create traction and pull on the retina. The jelly may then separate from the retina and tear a hole . This hole can lead to a detachment. It is uncommon but it can happen in a small % of cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take to get my eyes to look normal again (no droopy or swollen eyes) after detached retina surgery?
Depends. : It depends on how extensive your surgery was. If a buckle and vitrectomy were done, it can talk a while. That means up to a few months for the eye to look normal again. It is common for the eyelid to be a little droopy after any type of eye surgery. This may or may not recover totally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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