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What restrictions will you have after surgery for a retinal tear?

What restrictions will you have after surgery for a retinal tear?

It depends: It is necessary to avoid heavy lifting, bending or straining. If you have a gas bubble in your eye face down positioning is also very important. ...Read more

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I had surgery (gas) for retinal detachment 8 weeks ago and got work clearance 2 weeks ago. Please define heavy lifting restriction 3 months.

I had surgery (gas) for retinal detachment 8 weeks ago and got work clearance 2 weeks ago. Please define heavy lifting restriction 3 months.

25 lbs: In my definition, heavy lifting restriction is no more than 25 lbs. After retinal surgery, in my opinion, 8 weeks should be sufficient for that restriction to be lifted. You should follow the advice of your own surgeon, however. ...Read more

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After surgery for a retinal tear...should the eye that was operated on be very red? The white part?(iris) Is this normal after a surgery?

After surgery for a retinal tear...should the eye that was operated on be very red? The white part?(iris) Is this normal after a surgery?

Retinal surgery: Iris is colored part you see through the cornea. the redness is conjunctival blood vessels ie outermost covering of the eye ball. During retinal surgery conjunctiva is incised to place irrigation port for instruments and microfiber with camera to look inside the eye. If there is no pain and the redness gets. better every day : don't worry. If not call your Surgeon. ...Read more

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I moved my head during a laser surgery for a retinal tear, what could be the concequences?

I moved my head during a laser surgery for a retinal tear, what could be the concequences?

There could be none.: There may be no possible consequences if your head movement was when the laser had not been "fired". If you moved during application of the laser you will have a loss of vision where the laser treatment occurred. If the laser treatment was away from your best area of vision you may never notice the additional area of loss. It would be best to ask the doctor that performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Docs, could a tear in the retina be fixed by surgery?

Yes: The type of surgery involved depends on multiple factors. Retinal tears without detachment can be treated with laser surgery. A retinal detachment is more involved and can require more traditional types of surgery. Your retina doctor will be able to recommend the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can I have iol even if I've had retinal tears. Would iol surgery improve my vision better than the contacts i have. I have very high myopia. -20?

Can I have iol even if I've had retinal tears. Would iol surgery improve my vision better than the contacts  i have. I have very high myopia. -20?

Yes: Contact lenses are a better solution because of the low risk of any problems with their use. Implants can be done but the long-term effects are unknown. The vision would be similar with an implant to what you currently see with contact lenses. ...Read more

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If someone had a retinal tear medical emergency and recieved the surgery a WEEK later after blindness what is the likelihood of recovery? No semantics

Retinal detachment: It sounds like there was a detachment of the center good vision of the retina called the macula. Repair ~ 7-10 days after has the same outcome in the literature as within 48 hours once the macula is detached. 90%-95% success rate of reattachnent with 60-80 % of patients averaging 20/60 or better vision at 3 months after surgery. Great vision considering the retina was detached. Good luck. ...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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