I can only speak to the United States. Waiting 2 months for a retinal detachment operation would be totally unacceptable and not meet the standard of care and the surgeon would incur legal risk of malpractice. Yes the retina detachment could extend and if it pulls the reading part of the eye off (macula) the prognosis for good vision post surgery goes way down. The risk of extension is lower because its the inferior retina not the retina at the top (superior) where gravity helps it extend. You may live in a country where this is the best you can do. If there are options available to you and a qualified retina surgeon is available who could do the surgery sooner that is something you should strongly consider. The type of work you do is not the kind that makes it more likely the detachment will get bigger. Learn from this and protect your eyes from work or sport injuries with proper protection. Those reading these don't play racquet sports without protection and consider also other sports, I had a serious eye injury from soccer in the office this week.
Dear Dr. Hagan,
Hope you are doing well.
Just wanted to keep you posted on the update.
During my consultation at the private clinic, The surgeon said that he would disagree with the govt surgeon and that only a part of my detachment was very old. Rest of the detachment was new. He advised me to have the surgery done immediately.
I underwent the surgery at the private clinic on 13th March. I had the scleral buckle + Vitrectomy. It's bn 10 days and the surgeon told me that it's holding well. I'm to keep my head down or to the left for another week until my next follow up.
Thank you again :)
Best wishes for a full recovery Ashraf1984.
We all can thank Dr. Hagan for his help and kindness in offering his time so freely.
Two months is unacceptable. Anything regarding the eye is prone to worsening every second, and hence any surgery or any procedure that needs to be done on the eye needs to be immediate and on priority.
This is what my doctor said when I got dust in my eye. It caused so much irritation throughout the day and my doctor advised me to come as soon as it happens as postponing the treatment can cause unnecessary damage to the eye.
My doctor scheduled me one week after I was diagnosed with a retinal detachment. 2 months is way too much time for something to go wrong.