How long does it take to recover from a vitrectomy eye operation for retinal detachment?

Depends. Depending on preoperative risk factors, it can take weeks to months for vision to recover after vitrectomy. Pain usually takes 1-4 weeks to resolve completely. Drops are usually continued for months depending on preop factors. More info: [email protected]

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Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Yes. Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. Read more...
Agree. Macular hole repair with or without a retinal detachment need to be addressed through an internal approach using vitrectomy techniques. Gas, or oil and face down positioning may also be used. Read more...

For how long after the retinal detachment surgery should I be wearing the plastic eye shield to sleep?

It varies. The purpose is so you don't accidentally bump or rub your eye during sleep. It varies from doctor to doctor: a few days to a week or two. It also depends on how quickly you heal. Ask your retina specialist. Read more...
Up to 3 weeks. Small wounds are sometimes made in the eyeball during retinal detachment surgery. The eye shield is used to protect the eye while it is still fragile during the early stages of healing. This protects it from accidental trauma or rubbing, particularly during sleep. Read more...

How long does it take to get my eyes to look normal again (no droopy or swollen eyes) after detached retina surgery?

Depends. There are several ways to fix a retinal detachment; a scleral buckle takes the longest to recover as it causes the most trauma from the surgery. I wonder, however, if you've had several detachments and you are noticing the effects of phthisis bulbi (eye slowly dying and causes drooping). Read more...
Depends. . It depends on how extensive your surgery was. If a buckle and vitrectomy were done, it can talk a while. That means up to a few months for the eye to look normal again. It is common for the eyelid to be a little droopy after any type of eye surgery. This may or may not recover totally. Read more...