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Can you develop keratitis after retinal detachment surgery?

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Dr. Edward Meier
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

After any type of surgery, the eyes tend to get dry.
That is a risk factor for keratitis. If there is a concern of keratitis, the most important thing is to see your surgeon. Sometimes post op infections can mimic keratitis early on.

In brief: Yes

After any type of surgery, the eyes tend to get dry.
That is a risk factor for keratitis. If there is a concern of keratitis, the most important thing is to see your surgeon. Sometimes post op infections can mimic keratitis early on.
Dr. Edward Meier
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unusual

This would be very rare.
Your ophthalmologist that performed retinal surgery can determine if you have any problems with your cornea.

In brief: Unusual

This would be very rare.
Your ophthalmologist that performed retinal surgery can determine if you have any problems with your cornea.
Dr. Christopher Hood
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Rarely

Keratitis comes on a number of varieties (exposure=from drying, infectious, neurotrophic=abnormal nerves can lead to keratitis, etc.
Any and all can occur after retina surgery, though very rarely.

In brief: Rarely

Keratitis comes on a number of varieties (exposure=from drying, infectious, neurotrophic=abnormal nerves can lead to keratitis, etc.
Any and all can occur after retina surgery, though very rarely.
Dr. Colin McCannel
Dr. Colin McCannel
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