26 year old female - I may need to have my vitreous jelly removed (Vitrectomy) to clear up my vision after blood has been leaking into it. I had a steroid injection but thusfar the vision remains the same. This surgery may also include cryotherapy to fix the vessels. To my knowledge there would be no plan for a buckle or air bubble to hold the retina in place - it is not torn nor detached.
How long of recovery time is usually needed before going back to work? Thanks in advance!
I am in the pretty much same situation as the original poster. I have not been assigned a surgeon yet. I know ( and bent0088 probably knows) that the surgeon would have the definitive answers, but it would be nice to know what the range is, what is considered a quick recovery, what might make a recovery be more drawn out. I am self employed and am anxious about getting back to work. In my case only one eye is affected. Thanks for any help on this.
I am new to the forum. I see Dr. Hagen's name as reply on this thread,but it doesn't look like there is a message. Am I missing something? Does that mean Dr. Hagen read the message before but doesn't have a comment?
I had cryotheraphy done in 2003 for a tumor in my right eye. I went back to work quickly; the only restriction - do not bend over and do not pick up anything weighing more than 5 pounds for three weeks. I had vitrectomies done in 2006 and 2007 (when I could no longer work). The only problem for me after both vitrectomies was that my eyes stayed dialated for three weeks. I could not see to do close work (like computers) and could not stand the light. I looked sort of strange wearing sun glasses in my own home!
Hope this helps.
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