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Can you regain vision if you have retinal detachment?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Sometimes

Some people gain vision after retinal detachment surgery and some do not.
You can not predict which category a patient will fall in to before surgery. Ideally, we like to catch a retinal detachment before it involves the macula (central retina), before one's central vision is affected.

In brief: Sometimes

Some people gain vision after retinal detachment surgery and some do not.
You can not predict which category a patient will fall in to before surgery. Ideally, we like to catch a retinal detachment before it involves the macula (central retina), before one's central vision is affected.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes you can regain lost vision after surgery to repair retinal detachment.
Sometimes you can't. Preferably you want to treat a retinal detachment before it involves the central vision (the central retina [macula]).

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes you can regain lost vision after surgery to repair retinal detachment.
Sometimes you can't. Preferably you want to treat a retinal detachment before it involves the central vision (the central retina [macula]).
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

Yes but it depends on how long the retina has been detached, where it is detached and other factors.
For your particular situation, ask your retinal specialist.

In brief: Yes

Yes but it depends on how long the retina has been detached, where it is detached and other factors.
For your particular situation, ask your retinal specialist.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Dr. Richard Carlin
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yep

Depending on how bad it is.
Usually, one can get pretty good vision back- sometimes excellent vision.

In brief: Yep

Depending on how bad it is.
Usually, one can get pretty good vision back- sometimes excellent vision.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

The most common retinal detachment caused by pulling of the vitreous on the retina is nicely treated either by vitreous traction removal or an encircling band around the retina in roughly 85% of the cases if dealt with before the area of central vision is threatened by the detachment.
In detachments from other causes, the prognosis has to be offered by the retinal consultant.

In brief: Yes

The most common retinal detachment caused by pulling of the vitreous on the retina is nicely treated either by vitreous traction removal or an encircling band around the retina in roughly 85% of the cases if dealt with before the area of central vision is threatened by the detachment.
In detachments from other causes, the prognosis has to be offered by the retinal consultant.
Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum
Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum
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