Quick Answer: Is Retinal Detachment Surgery Successful?

The surgical repair of retinal detachments is successful in about 85% of patients with a single vitrectomy or scleral buckle procedure.

With additional surgery, over 95% of retinas are reattached successfully.

Several months may pass, however, before vision returns to its final level.

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.

How long does it take to regain vision after retinal surgery?

Approximately 40 percent of patients with successfully repaired retinal detachments achieve excellent vision within six months after surgery. The remaining 60 percent attain varying degrees of vision recovery.

Can vision be restored after retinal detachment?

Gas is often injected to into the eye to replace the vitreous and reattach the retina; the gas pushes the retina back against the wall of the eye. Visual results are best if the retinal detachment is repaired before the macula (the center region of the retina responsible for fine, detailed vision) detaches.

How long after retinal detachment surgery can I exercise?

Some ophthalmologists will advise that strenuous exercise should be avoided during the first six weeks after the start of a PVD. This is because your vitreous may not have completely detached from your retina and you may be at greater risk of having a retinal detachment.

Can you go blind from a detached retina?

A detached retina occurs when the retina is pulled away from its normal position in the back of the eye. The retina sends visual images to the brain through the optic nerve. When detachment occurs, vision is blurred. A detached retina is a serious problem that can cause blindness unless it is treated.

Can retina detachment be fixed?

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. The bubble presses against the detached retina and pushes it back into place.

How long is vision blurry after retinal detachment surgery?

Your vision will be blurry – it may take some weeks or even three to six months for your vision to improve. Your eye may water.

How long does it take to recover from detached retina surgery?

2 to 4 weeks

How long after retinal detachment surgery can I drive?

You may resume sexual activities about two weeks after surgery. Someone will need to drive you home from the hospital. Generally, driving can be resumed in several days if you have good vision in your other eye.

Can rubbing eyes cause retinal detachment?

In some cases, their retina detaches from the back of the eye. Rubbing can also affect the front of the eye. The combination of increased eye pressure and the mechanical damage caused by rubbing can harm the cornea, the dome-shaped window that we rely on for a clear view if the world. In rare cases, the cornea tears.

Can I drive after retinal detachment surgery?

We advise you not to drive for two weeks after the procedure. If gas has been injected in your eye to support the retina, you will not be able to drive for about six to eight weeks.

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.