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How long after a vitrectomy does it take for the bubble to absorb and vision to return?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Depends

Gas bubbles take several weeks to go away on their own (c3f8 takes longer than sf6 gas).
Silicone oil does not go away until it is removed with another eye surgery. Whether your vision returns also depends on the underlying pathology and its severity that caused you to need vitrectomy in the first place. Ask your retina specialist.

In brief: Depends

Gas bubbles take several weeks to go away on their own (c3f8 takes longer than sf6 gas).
Silicone oil does not go away until it is removed with another eye surgery. Whether your vision returns also depends on the underlying pathology and its severity that caused you to need vitrectomy in the first place. Ask your retina specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

This depends on the type of gas used but usually the bubble resolves over 4-8 weeks.

In brief: Depends

This depends on the type of gas used but usually the bubble resolves over 4-8 weeks.
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