The gas is reabsorbed by the eye over a period of time; air usually lasts about a week, while longer acting gases may take 2 months to be reabsorbed.
It is replaced with the clear aqueous fluid that your eye produces at all times.
When the eye is filled with gas, the vision is very poor.
How long does it take for the gas bubble to go away after retinal surgery?
The longevity of the gas bubble varies among patients but is typically about 3 to 5 days for air, 2 to 3 weeks for SF6, and approximately 6 to 8 weeks for C3F8. Optimizing the gas fill in eyes undergoing vitreous surgery requires a complete vitrectomy.
How long does it take to heal from a vitrectomy?
4 to 6 weeks
How long does it take for retinal detachment surgery to heal?
There are three types of surgery used to repair a detached retina. The recovery timeline is different for each, but the overall range is two to six weeks. A retinal detachment can result in permanent vision loss if it is not treated quickly. The detachment happens when the retina pulls away from its normal position.
How long does it take for vision to improve after vitrectomy?
After the ERM stripping, vision should improve gradually, though it may take up to three to six months for the best visual results. Studies show that about 80 to 90 percent of patients will experience visual improvement after the surgery.