How Long Is Retinal Detachment Surgery?

How Long Can I Expect the Surgery to Last?

Laser treatment or cryopexy usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes.

Surgical reattachment of the retina takes about one-and-a-half to two hours.

How long is recovery from retinal detachment surgery?

You will need 2 to 4 weeks to recover before returning to your normal activities. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.

What is the success rate of retinal detachment surgery?

RESULTS: Initial success rate for retinal reattachment was 86% for scleral buckling only, 90% for vitrectomy only, 94% for the combination of scleral buckling and vitrectomy, and 63% for pneumatic retinopexy surgery.

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.

Is vitrectomy major surgery?

Vitrectomy surgeries involve the removal and replacement of some or all of the vitreous humor or fluid from the eye. The procedure is considered very successful and is often done as part of other eye surgeries.