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What causes retina detachment and when you get surgery, how long for recovery?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
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In brief: Causes

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments(rd) are caused by a tear in the retina.
Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m.

In brief: Causes

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments(rd) are caused by a tear in the retina.
Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m.
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