I had a vitrectomy w/scleral buckle and long lasting gas bubble to refill my eye this past summer, and I was lucky enough to have a massage therapist friend loan me both a massage table and a massage chair. The table was OK when I was just relaxing or listening to music or radio.
The chair made it possible for me to work after a while - I had to maintain positioning about 6 weeks. I was able to position my laptop down below and work on the computer. Otherwise, my neck wouldn't have been able to keep the position. The chair really helped ease my neck and back strain.
I didn't try using it to watch TV with a double mirror, but I did that by hand holding a mirror.
I had a 2nd retinal detachment this fall, and was treated by cryo and short acting (SF6) gas bubble. This bubble lasted much shorter (less than a week) was much smaller, so I was able to get by without a chair to help with postioning. Pillows in bed and on the couch made it OK.
I had a vitrectomy with membrane peel to repair a macular hole. I was told I would need to keep the face down posturing 24/7 for 2 weeks. I rented equipment (seated massage chair with face support and an additional face support which is inserted between mattress and box spring) for 3 weeks. The total cost was under $350 (including delivery) and insurance covered about 2/3 of the total. I think the expenditure was well worth it.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
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. Med Help International, Inc. 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.