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Vitrectomy recovery time - Time Off of Work, etc.

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!
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Your surgeon is the best source of information about your likely recovery time.  Call his/her office and ask.
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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.
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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?
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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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