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Why Do You Need A Patch For Both Eyes After Retinal Detachment Surgery
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Vitrectomy Surgery: Vitrectomy surgery is the most common treatment for macular holes and provides the best chance for regaining lost vision and helping with visual distortion. The procedure involves removing the vitreous gel, peeling membranes off the retina and adding a temporary gas bubble. Cataract, retinal detachment, and lack of closure are possible complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had retinal detachment surgery twice right eye in 2012. Why am i still getting white flashes when my right eye blinks?
Flashes of light: Can be associated with stimulation of the retina. There can be other causes, but your history would make it more likely to be retinal in nature. When you blink the eye undergoes movement. Some patients with a scleral buckle or area of retinal tears that have been repaired by laser or if vitreous gel is still present over these areas, occasional flashes with eye movement can be noted by a patient. ...Read more
For how long after the retinal detachment surgery should I be wearing the plastic eye shield to sleep?
Up to 3 weeks: Small wounds are sometimes made in the eyeball during retinal detachment surgery. The eye shield is used to protect the eye while it is still fragile during the early stages of healing. This protects it from accidental trauma or rubbing, particularly during sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I see a new floater in the eye that i had a retinal detachment surgery. Should i be extremely worried?
How often should I have my eye checked as I'm diagnosed with incomplete PVD in my right eye today? Already had retinal detachment surgery in left eye.
If symptomatic . . .: Vitreous detachment happens to all of us, eventually. The great majority of the time it does not cause problems. In the very small majority of patients it can cause a retinal tear or detachment. If you are experiencing symptoms such as flashing light or new floaters, you should see an eye doctor as soon as possible. If the vitreous detachment is "fresh" your doctor will determine how often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks of retinal detachment surgery? I have been told by my ophthalmologist that my retina has become detached in my right eye and that unless I have surgery, i could lose my vision. I'm very nervous about having surgery on my eye, and i was
RD surgery risks: Rd surgery risks include recurrent retinal detachment, infection, increase or decrease in eye pressure, cataract, glaucoma, bleeding, loss of vision, need for further surgery, and other problems. If you have an rd, you need to have surgery or you will lose your vision and possibly your eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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