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Retinal Detachment - Home Treatment

You cannot treat retinal detachment at home. Surgery is the only treatment.

After surgery to repair retinal detachment, your doctor may give you specific instructions to help your eye recover. You may need to rest and sleep with your head in a certain position, for example. And you may be asked to wear an eye patch or use eyedrops.

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Some types of surgery to treat retinal detachments involve injecting a small bubble of gas into the eye. Afterward, you may be asked to avoid air travel until your eye has healed, because the changes in air pressure may cause pain and affect your eye.

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Last Updated: August 07, 2011
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