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.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.