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How well does surgery to repair a detached retina work?

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After your operation, it could take a few months to find out how good your vision will be. You stand the best chance at a good outcome if the repair is done before the center part of the retina, called the macula, detaches. In some cases, you could lose your sight.

SOURCES:

Gariano, R. American Family Physician, April 1, 2004.

Mayo Clinic, “Retinal Detachment.”

National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute, “Facts About Retinal Detachment.”

National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus, “Retinal detachment repair.”

 

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on June 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Gariano, R. American Family Physician, April 1, 2004.

Mayo Clinic, “Retinal Detachment.”

National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute, “Facts About Retinal Detachment.”

National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus, “Retinal detachment repair.”

 

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on June 18, 2020

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