Chirurgia del Distacco

Chirurgia del Distacco

A number of procedures can be used to reattach a detached retina. Scleral buckling involves attaching a silicone or sponge-like band to the tough outer layer of the eye called the sclera. The buckle indents the sclera towards the detached retina. Additional procedures may also be required to reattach the retina such as an air bubble or retinal laser treatment. Your surgeon will also prescribe various eye drops to help protect your eyes. Although you will have some sight after surgery. It is difficult to predict how much you will see as everyone is unique. The recovery of vision is dependent on the extent of the retinal detachment and the surgical procedures used to repair the retina. Immediately after the procedure you will experience redness, bruising and soreness which will last for approximately one week. You may also experience a scratchy or itchy sensation from the disposable stitches. After a scleral buckle procedure, most people are able to return to work in around a week, but full recovery can take 4-6 weeks. During this period avoid bending, lifting moderately heavy objects driving, or strenuous activity. If your surgery involved placing an air or gas bubble inside the eye, you should not fly until the bubble has absorbed. You should also ask your retinal specialist when it is safe to fly. If you notice vision deteriorating or if you have severe pain, contact your Ophthalmologist immediately.