Patient Comments: Retinal Detachment - Treatment

What was your treatment for retinal detachment? Are you satisfied with the results?

Comment from: Effie, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 26

My niece had a silicone bubble placed to hold her retina in place. She has already lost her right eye and now she is saying that she cannot see at night. Her surgery for retinal detachment was about 15 years ago and from what I have been told the bubble can emulsify. Her sight is very limited, she also has cerebral or Erb's palsy. My sister is distraught and has asked me to research any possible solutions.

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Comment from: ojion98, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 17

I had retinal detachment on a Tuesday in March, and saw a retinal specialist. He determined I had displacement with three tears. He did laser surgery immediately, it has been two months and vision is really good, still have a few floaters but healing nicely.

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Comment from: Rufus, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 18

I was treated for retinal detachment, the results were displeasing, total loss of sight and occasionally the lens implant in the treated eye feels like a piece of hair is in the eye. The procedure was performed 10 years ago.

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Comment from: bajajdude, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 08

Gas surgery with cold therapy to create a scar for traction. Good so far but its only been a week. Gas bubble is a little weird but getting smaller already.

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