When can I return to work after retinal detachment surgery

 

 

Submitted by ian paugh on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 17:09
Country
United States
Age
45
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

vitrectomy

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

2 detached retina after cataract surgery

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

reading glasses

Question

 

 

Hi,

I had a vitrectomy for a detached retina on 12/20/19. A gas bubble was placed in my eye and it's still there. I work in construction. When can I go back to work?

Do I have to wait until the bubble is gone?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

Recovery after retinal detachment surgery depends on many factors such as type of gas, instructions from your surgeon, type and location of retinal detachment and your occupation.

Does your occupation require heavy lifting or just office based. You should ask this question to your eye surgeon.

In general patient can get back to work 2-3 weeks after retinal detachment surgery

 

 

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