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I have a detached retina which I have had since 1985. Is it too late to get it repaired?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

After that long without repairing the retinal detachment , a procedure to repair it now will not help.

In brief: No

After that long without repairing the retinal detachment , a procedure to repair it now will not help.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Dr. Alan Jackson
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Probably

There is little or no advantage to repairing a chronic retinal detachment.
There are many people who have stable, unrepaired retinal detachments.

In brief: Probably

There is little or no advantage to repairing a chronic retinal detachment.
There are many people who have stable, unrepaired retinal detachments.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

The earlier repair of a retinal detachment the better the prognosis.
It is too late to get good vision now with surgery in this eye. You need to have this looked at to see if indeed this was a retinal detachment you had in 1985.

In brief: Yes

The earlier repair of a retinal detachment the better the prognosis.
It is too late to get good vision now with surgery in this eye. You need to have this looked at to see if indeed this was a retinal detachment you had in 1985.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Dr. Alan Jackson
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