It sounds like you found the right surgeon. According to the statistics you provided (and I have no idea how accurate they are), your chances of NOT experiencing RD are 77% to 90%. Those seem like pretty good odds to me--even better if you keep in mind that most cases of RD can be repaired. I'm at increased risk for RD, too, and I've read that this condition occurs more frequently in males than in females. (I don't know why.)
I hope your outcome exceeds your expectations.
Sure, the chanes of getting an RD are higher for patients w/ ROP than the regular population. However, as JodieJ stated the odds are even greater that you will NOT get an RD. (BTW the factoid about males being more prone to RDs is only true for those under 45 where 60% are male and 40% female).
You seem to have done your research well and found an excellent surgeon. Now try and relax.
Unfortunately, life is full of risks we face every day.
I agree with the other answerers that the chances are greatly in your favor.
Thank you, berrywoo for that clarification. Since you've stated elsewhere that you are under age 45, your odds of NOT experiencing RD are significantly better than the numbers I quoted above. (I'm wondering whether the odds of RD even out for people over age 45 simply because women tend to live longer then men.)
I'm looking forward to reading about your excellent outcome.
Thanks to you, Dr. Pernoud and berrywoo - I hope you are right. I am 41 and female so hopefully that will work in my favor. I had an appointment with my general physician to do the blood work and preop exam and she said 'with your history it is not in the cards for you to lose your sight' . so hope this is true. Thanks for your encouragement, Mayalu