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Shadow area in my eye after retinal surgery?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: May be normal
Retinal surgery can leave some vision loss while it repairs a larger problem. Often, the remaining damage to the vision is much smaller than had no treatment been instituted.
If the shadow area has become larger or your vision has decreased since the surgery, see your retina specialist immediately.

In brief: May be normal
Retinal surgery can leave some vision loss while it repairs a larger problem. Often, the remaining damage to the vision is much smaller than had no treatment been instituted.
If the shadow area has become larger or your vision has decreased since the surgery, see your retina specialist immediately.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not uncommon.
Major causes of "shadow area after retinal surgery": 1.
Area where the retina was detached and irreparably damaged. 2. Area where the eye needed to be treated by laser or cryo to enable the retina to adhere. 3. Residual fluid after surgery. 4. Residual gas bubble after surgery. 5. Scar tissue. 6. Inflammation or edema. Examination needed to determine which.

In brief: Not uncommon.
Major causes of "shadow area after retinal surgery": 1.
Area where the retina was detached and irreparably damaged. 2. Area where the eye needed to be treated by laser or cryo to enable the retina to adhere. 3. Residual fluid after surgery. 4. Residual gas bubble after surgery. 5. Scar tissue. 6. Inflammation or edema. Examination needed to determine which.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Dr. Keshav Narain
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