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Doctor insights on: Restoring Sight After Detached Retina Surgery

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How does silicone oil left in my eye after detached retina surgery affect my sight?

How does silicone oil left in my eye after detached retina surgery affect my sight?

Farsighted: Silicone oil induces far sightedness while it is in the eye. This will be reversible when it and when is removed. ...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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For how long will my eye look droopy or swollen after detached retina surgery?

For how long will my eye look droopy or swollen after detached retina surgery?

See below: It can be days or weeks. If it persists beyond 6 months, and is cosmetically or functionally noticeable, then eyelid surgery can be performed to try to improve it. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get my eyes to look normal again (no droopy or swollen eyes) after detached retina surgery?

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 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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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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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. Barbara Lavi
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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)

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