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Diagnosed with PVD and thinning of the upper portion of retina. What is the recovery period for a tear or detachment? Is the surgery successful?

I have been diagnosed with PVD and there is thinning of the upper portion of my retina . What happens if there is a tear or detachment, what is the timescale for treating the injury, how successful is the surgery and what proportion of people who have thinning of the retina actually go on to develop a tear or detachment.
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

A detached retina lacks oxygen, which causes cells in the area to die.
This leads to loss of vision, which is gradual in nature & ultimately results in permanent blindness.
Repair is needed to prevent this permanent vision loss.

The treatment modality (which ranges from Cryotherapy & Laser photocoagulation to Pneumatic retinopexy & Vitrectomy) is decided by the Ophthalmologist after a proper fundus examination & ruling out the risk factors for recurrence like Diabetes (Diabetic retinopathy), Hypertension (Hypertensive retinopathy), High degree of myopia, Increased intra-occular pressure, etc.

So, it is advisable to get a corrective operation before any permanent damage occurs.
Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 23 Nov 2013
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