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Can I still work as a nurse after a pars-plana vitrectomy?

I am about to undergo pars-plana vitrectomy with silicone oil injection on my right eye this 20th of June. I am worried that it will affect my work as a nurse. How long will it probably take before I can fully recover my eyesight so I can work effectively again? Thank you so much.
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I can't answer your question and you need to ask your surgeon. Even your surgeon cannot give you absolute assurance that you will recover some, most or all of your vision. That surgery is done for very severe problems and many people do not recover much vision at all. Often its done to try and keep the eye from going completely blind.  I have worked with some one eye nurses in my career. unless you do something that requires perfect depth perception you should be able to continue your nursing career. Don't forget your most important eye is the one not having surgery. take good care of it to prevent injury and disease and damage from unhealthy living.
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Thank you for the honest answer doctor. I'm a bit heartbroken by the idea of me not regaining back my vision, I'm awaiting my decision letter so I can work at UK and then this happened. Too tragic. I can only hope for a successful operation and minimal complications. Still hoping for the best.
I also hope for the best possible result
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i had a vitrectomy  macula on retinal detachment.No silicon oil used.Cataract started to develop after several months.Had surgery with new symfony lens and the  best vision ever Seems I was something  of an experiment and it worked .I had wanted good depth perception .New lens gives great 3-D vision from about 16 inches out to infinity.
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Very happy for you. Remember you are at increased risk for RD in your other eye also.
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Not sure how to answer but will try again...retina surgeon has checked both eyes several times and all is well.He and cataract surgeon interested in how successful symfony turned out..i had scleral buckle and retinoschisis related detachment.He and cataract surgeon agreed to honor my request for depth of focus full range lens rather than monofocal.It worked .They are impressed..I had read all the clinical trials on lens and for me it has lived up to reports..Few slight halos around lights but not bothered especially as vision is so sharp
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forgot to add went from 20/150 in that eye to 20/20 ...thrilled


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forgot to add went from 20/150 in that eye to 20/20 ...thrilled


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Great.
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symfony offers such great vision hope it will be offered to those people with similar eye issues to mine..I am surprised that outdoors with lots of light i can even  thread a needle.Not indoors however..I doubt a multifocal which i could not have would have been as good..Color and 3 D effect impressive!
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