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How long does retinal detachment surgery take?

Is there anyone who has experience of taking retinal detachment surgery? How long does it take for the surgery?
11/08/2012

Answers (4)

  • gary

    Well, generally speaking, detachment surgery can only take less than hour, and it is very safe, so you do not need to worry about it. But there are also many tips you should pay more attention to, after the surgery. For example, in the first two weeks, I will suggest you should not get your eyes hurt or have infection by it. Since the eyes after surgery are very sensitive and fragile, you should take some measures to avoid the infection. For example, you should avoid eye injuries by wearing a protective shield at night and with naps until you are advised by your doctor. Also, you should remember not sleep on the side of the operated eye for the first night. Also, do not moisten your eyes with fluid, or it can lead to eye infection. anyway, just be careful about it.
    11/08/2012
  • Vivian

    It depends on how severe of your retinal detachment. Usually, it takes about one hour for the surgery. But if you want to completely recover from the surgery, it need six months to two years depending on each person. Only if you are success in the retinal detachment surgery, you needn't worry about it. Just take care of the eyes and listen to surgeon's advices.
    11/08/2012
  • Alexandria taylor

    There are three major surgeries to treat retinal detachment, scleral buckling operation, intraocular gas injection and vitrectomy. Scleral buckling is to use a pliable belt to circle the eyeball so as to resist the power which pulls the retinal. Doctor usually releases the liquid under the detached retinal and let the retinal goes back to its original position at the back of eyeball. Intraocular gas injection is to inject a gas bubble at the place of vitreous body. This bubble will push the retinal to its original place. Doctor will require you to stay in a fixed head gesture in the next few days after surgery to guarantee the bubbles will be gone. Vitrectomy is to cut off the sick vitreous body so as to release the power which pulls retinal. The time of surgery is not easy to detect. It is different from surgery to surgery and individual to individual. Sometimes, several techniques will be used in one case so the time is unpredictable.
    11/08/2012
  • elizabethandzoe

    It must be someone has experienced taking retinal detachment surgery. That is because retinal detachment can only be repaired with surgery. Around me, one of my friends has done it. Retinal detachment surgery involves reattaching the retina to the back of the eye and sealing any breaks or holes. If there is a break or hole in the retina, fluid can collect beneath it and weaken the attachment. How soon you need surgery generally depends on whether the retinal detachment has or could spread far enough to affect central vision. I hope this information i provide can help you sincerely!
    11/09/2012
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