I had vitrectomy surgery 1 week ago to repair a retina detachment. The doctor also place a scleral buckle. I was given the instructions to lay face down because I have a a "two week" gas bubble. I was at the doctor 2 days ago and this bubble was already about 50 percent dissipated.
Last night I accidentally turned over on my back. I am guessing it to be at the maximum 5 hours - but have not idea if it was 5 minutes or 5 hours. What are the potential reprecussions from this?
I am very nervous - everything has been going so well!
It could increase your risk of getting a cataract sooner in that eye. With a scleral buckle, your chance of redetaching is very small. In either case, what's done is done so keep your appointments and don't worry too much about it for now. Try to keep it from happening again while the bubble is still present.
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