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Can contacts be worn after retinal detachment surgery?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Retinal detachment surgery can change someone's refraction.
Also sometimes a patient is left aphakic if the lens is removed. Contacts are needed in those eyes.

In brief: Yes
Retinal detachment surgery can change someone's refraction.
Also sometimes a patient is left aphakic if the lens is removed. Contacts are needed in those eyes.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not right away
Do not use contact lenses until your retina specialist clears you and says your eye has healed.
Also, your prescription may have changed from the surgery itself (scleral buckles induce more myopia [nearsightedness], and vitrectomy accelerates cataract formation). Ask your retinal specialist.

In brief: Not right away
Do not use contact lenses until your retina specialist clears you and says your eye has healed.
Also, your prescription may have changed from the surgery itself (scleral buckles induce more myopia [nearsightedness], and vitrectomy accelerates cataract formation). Ask your retinal specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Once the eye has healed after repair generally contact lenses can be worn.
Often, if a scleral buckle was used which encircles the eyeball this can induce more nearsightedness. If this happens in one eye and is excessive, correction with contact lenses rather than glasses may be more comfortable.

In brief: Yes
Once the eye has healed after repair generally contact lenses can be worn.
Often, if a scleral buckle was used which encircles the eyeball this can induce more nearsightedness. If this happens in one eye and is excessive, correction with contact lenses rather than glasses may be more comfortable.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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