3 doctors weighed in:
What causes your depth perception to be off after a vitrectomy for a detached retina?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Edward Workman
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Re-calibration
A vitrectomy removes some of the vitreous humor from the eye.
Light goes thru this and is refracted in a particular manner. After vitrectomy, the amount of vitreous is different and your eye, optic nerve and brain have to re-calibrate the incoming light information and the response to it from the brain. Change requires time for adaptation.

In brief: Re-calibration
A vitrectomy removes some of the vitreous humor from the eye.
Light goes thru this and is refracted in a particular manner. After vitrectomy, the amount of vitreous is different and your eye, optic nerve and brain have to re-calibrate the incoming light information and the response to it from the brain. Change requires time for adaptation.
Dr. Edward Workman
Dr. Edward Workman
Thank
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
In brief: Loss of binocularity
The 2 eyes have to be working perfectly together to get good stereo.
If 1 eye is misaligned or blurred, the stereo decreases.

In brief: Loss of binocularity
The 2 eyes have to be working perfectly together to get good stereo.
If 1 eye is misaligned or blurred, the stereo decreases.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors