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What is the common recovery time after retinal detachment surgery?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Weeks to months
Depends on the type of surgery, how complicated the detachment was, gas bubble or oil in the eye, etc.
This can affect vision, flying, face down positioning, etc.

In brief: Weeks to months
Depends on the type of surgery, how complicated the detachment was, gas bubble or oil in the eye, etc.
This can affect vision, flying, face down positioning, etc.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Weeks
Generally retinal repairs can range from a 3-4 weeks to months for completed repair and completely unrestricted activity dependent upon the extent of the detachment and repair method employed.
Please ask your retinal surgeon.

In brief: Weeks
Generally retinal repairs can range from a 3-4 weeks to months for completed repair and completely unrestricted activity dependent upon the extent of the detachment and repair method employed.
Please ask your retinal surgeon.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: Depends!
The exact recovery time depends, and different physicians have different restrictions to facilitate the recovery.
Many patients can go back to work in 1-4 weeks. Near full recovery following repair of primary detachment is usually achieved by 3 months. Complex re-operations may take longer.

In brief: Depends!
The exact recovery time depends, and different physicians have different restrictions to facilitate the recovery.
Many patients can go back to work in 1-4 weeks. Near full recovery following repair of primary detachment is usually achieved by 3 months. Complex re-operations may take longer.
Dr. Colin McCannel
Dr. Colin McCannel
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