In retinal detachment surgery, how far are we from finding a pharmacological cure for / preventative agent against proliferative vitreoretinopathy?

Decades if ever. Why. Because humans=Hi-Tech, medical system=Low-Tech & issues=complex. Study: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proliferative_vitreoretinopathy & http://goo.gl/Blh6rW & http://goo.gl/44sPmg for perspective. The pharma industry (crucial to many easy to use advances) looks for single molecules which interact with our fantastic complexity for more benefit than harm, though later always easier & more common.

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Is retinal detachment surgery a permanent cure? I am a 35-year-old male. I received bad news from my eye doctor a couple of weeks ago. It seems that I have a small retinal detachment. I also have advanced myopia. I am scheduled for a retinal detachment su

First--you . First--you should ask your retina specialist what his incidence of recurrence is. Statistically recurrent detachments are rare, but you have no choice here---get it fixed and then have regular check ups in the future to head any issues off at the pass. Read more...
Hello, People . Hello, people with high myopia have thin and stretched retinas and are at greater risk for retinal detachment. You will need to have prophylactic laser if you are found to have any holes or tears in the retina in your good eye if you have already developed retinal detachment. Therefore, you will need regular follow up with dilated exams and scleral depression to help you prevent retinal detachment and any vision loss. Make sure you are aware of the symptoms (flashes, floaters, curtains) and see your doctor right away for treatment. Hope it helps! sincerely, irina ganelis, M.D. http://losangeleseyeinstitute.com. Read more...
Patients . Patients with high myopia are at greater risk for retinal tear and detachement. When this is noted, it must be treated immediately. This does not prevent you from developing another tear or detachement in other areas of your retina in the future. Read more...
It can be. The success rate of retinal detachment surgery is pretty good. However, redetachments can occur even with successful surgery so it is important that you follow with your surgeon after the surgery and get regular exams. Read more...

How safe is it for a person with CHF to be put to sleep for retinal detachment surgery?

Happens often. In the care of well trained physicians this is done all the time with success. People who suffer retinal detachments are seldom professional athletes at the peak of health.Management of complicated patients are what it takes them so long to train. Read more...