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Suggest treatment for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: hi. i want to know if retinal detachment surgery is considered as emergency treatment. if patient presents with a history of 6 days decrease in vision in one eye (dropping of a curtain) and diagnosed as a case of rhegmatogenus retinal detachment in that eye, does he/she require urgent surgery or he/she can wait for few more days.
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The retinal reattachment surgery has to be done within 1-4 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care magic

I reviewed your history.
It seems from the history that you are having retinal detachment of 6 days duration.

Retinal detachment is a condition in which sensory retina is separated from the underlying structures.
This requires treatment by surgery in the form of reattachment of the detached retina.
To get good results and good vision back, the surgery has to be performed within 1-4 weeks following retinal detachment.

Hence I advice you to get surgery done at the earliest.
Since you are having cataract also, the treatment advised by your doctor in the form of pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil injection with phaco and intraocular lens implantation is in right direction.

Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you.
Do write back to me for further questions.

Thank you
With regards
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Brief Answer: The retinal reattachment surgery has to be done within 1-4 weeks. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care magic I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having retinal detachment of 6 days duration. Retinal detachment is a condition in which sensory retina is separated from the underlying structures. This requires treatment by surgery in the form of reattachment of the detached retina. To get good results and good vision back, the surgery has to be performed within 1-4 weeks following retinal detachment. Hence I advice you to get surgery done at the earliest. Since you are having cataract also, the treatment advised by your doctor in the form of pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil injection with phaco and intraocular lens implantation is in right direction. Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you. Do write back to me for further questions. Thank you With regards