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Is it ever the case that the doctor is unable to reattach a detached retina?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: It is uncommon
In a small percentage of cases, such as long-standing retinal detachments, excessive scarring, or in eyes that have had multiple surgeries, it may not be possible to reattach a detached retina.
In most cases, the surgery is successful.

In brief: It is uncommon
In a small percentage of cases, such as long-standing retinal detachments, excessive scarring, or in eyes that have had multiple surgeries, it may not be possible to reattach a detached retina.
In most cases, the surgery is successful.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sometimes
Most retinal detachments, unless neglected or unrecognized, can be re-attached.
If the central portion, the macula, comes off, then the vision recovery is much less certain even if the reattachment is successful. But a few reach the point where the surgery cannot help.

In brief: Sometimes
Most retinal detachments, unless neglected or unrecognized, can be re-attached.
If the central portion, the macula, comes off, then the vision recovery is much less certain even if the reattachment is successful. But a few reach the point where the surgery cannot help.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Soemtimes, if you have a severe traumatic injury, the entire retina may not be able to be saved.
More often, the retina can be repaired anatomically, but the patient does not see well. See your eye doctor for more info.

In brief: Yes
Soemtimes, if you have a severe traumatic injury, the entire retina may not be able to be saved.
More often, the retina can be repaired anatomically, but the patient does not see well. See your eye doctor for more info.
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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