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Is it okay not to have retina reattachment surgery?

I have heard a lot of negative outcomes.  My retina is totally detached and surgery is still at least a week away so they say I will still have poor blurry vision.  Getting a scheral buckle with oil.
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I am surprised that you are having to wait so long for the surgery.  Is there a reason for this?  This should be considered an emergency.  From the title of your post you are asking if its ok not to have the surgery?  You have far more to permanently lose by not having the surgery.  Worst case - poor blurry vision is much better than no vision at all.  Good luck to you.  Jim
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Before modern retina surgery a total RD often caused the eye to either become extremely painful or the eye "died' and shrunk down to like a prune (pthisis bulbi).  Surgery may save some vision.  Your most important thing is to save the remaining eye. It is at high risk of RD.  Live a healthy lifestyle, don't smoke, eat well, don't get obese, avoid eye trauma and have your eyes checked by an Eye MD at least every 12 months the rest of your life.
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