Sometimes, it is not possible to reattach the retina, and the person’s vision will continue to deteriorate.
The patient’s vision should return a few weeks after treatment.
If the macula is involved in the detachment, the person’s sight may never be as clear as it was before.
Can a detached retina be repaired?
There are several types of surgery to repair a detached retina. A simple tear in the retina can be treated with freezing, called cryotherapy, or a laser procedure. One method of retinal detachment repair is pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a gas bubble is injected into the eye.
What is the most common cause of retinal detachment?
There are three main causes of retinal detachment, each with its own set of risk factors. The most common type is called a “rhegmatogenous” detachment, and is caused by a tear or hole in the retina. The retina is the thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the back inside wall of the eye.
How long does it take for a detached retina to heal?
2 to 4 weeks
What does it look like when you have a detached retina?
Retinal detachment itself is painless. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as: The sudden appearance of many floaters — tiny specks that seem to drift through your field of vision. A curtain-like shadow over your visual field.