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What Is The Common Recovery Time After Retinal Detachment Surgery
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
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
Common: Common in most modalities of retinal detachment surgery. ...Read more
Following retinal detachment surgery, my central vision is now pinched. Will this improve over time?
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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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
Reposition Retina: Repairing a retinal detachment involves use of specialized techniques to either remove scar tissue causing a tractional elevation of retina or to close a hole and drain subretinal fluid. The later is the more common occurrence. Retinal surgeons frequently use in-office procedures such as laser w/ gas bubble injection or operative surgery with vitrectomy and/or buckle to reattach the retina. ...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 more
Not great idea: There is no question that boxing is a significant risk factor for retinal tears and detachments. If you had a retinal detachment in one eye, you are at higher risk to have on in the other eye compared to the population at large, even without boxing. By boxing you will increase the odds of trouble (retinal detachment). So, decide wisely... ...Read more
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