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How successful is retinal detachment emergency surgery?
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Retinal Detachemnt
Varies, depending on what the cause, how long it has been present, age, amount of retina detachment, whether or not the macula is detached or not detached (macula off or on retinal detachment).
Even if the retina is successfully attached, the vision may still be limited or the vision can be restored to normal.

In brief: Retinal Detachemnt
Varies, depending on what the cause, how long it has been present, age, amount of retina detachment, whether or not the macula is detached or not detached (macula off or on retinal detachment).
Even if the retina is successfully attached, the vision may still be limited or the vision can be restored to normal.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. H. Michael Lambert
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very successful
Retinal detachment surgery has progressed from a simple scleral buckle invented by custodis in the 30's to excellent results with a combination of different techniques and a very high success rate of over 90%.

In brief: Very successful
Retinal detachment surgery has progressed from a simple scleral buckle invented by custodis in the 30's to excellent results with a combination of different techniques and a very high success rate of over 90%.
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: It Depends
With modern surgical methods, retinas can be reattached 80-90 percent of the time, with one operation, depending on factors such as the duration of detachment and presence of scar tissue.
The earlier it is repaired, the better the prognosis. The prognosis for visual acuity depends on whether the detachment extended into the center of the retina or not.

In brief: It Depends
With modern surgical methods, retinas can be reattached 80-90 percent of the time, with one operation, depending on factors such as the duration of detachment and presence of scar tissue.
The earlier it is repaired, the better the prognosis. The prognosis for visual acuity depends on whether the detachment extended into the center of the retina or not.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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