In response to an earlier question about recovery after surgery for a detached retina, one member commented, "The bubble is pretty small now -- I can see around it, but NOTHING is clear at all. I can see images but no detail and can not read anything with that eye." This describes my situation exactly. I had a scleral buckle attached and vitrectomy with the vitreous humor replaced by a gas bubble. Is it common to have blurred vision after surgery for a detached retina? Can I expect it to clear up? What are the chances it might be permanent (as in a comment by another member)?
It will take months for vision to improve and even then you may need cataract surgery sometimes for a cataract that develops after vitrectomy. Remember several months, up to 6 - 12 months. Right now what you need to concentrate on having the retinal break sealed up and having retinal completely re-attached. Vision will come later and should get much better than now but I cannot say if it will ever back to near normal or "good." That is a question for your surgeon and may not be able to be answered for several months.
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