How to improve vision after a Retinal Detachment?

How to improve vision after a Retinal Detachment?

If retinal detachment (RD) involves the macula, there is a higher risk vision may not return to what it was prior to RD or 20/20. Surgery for RDs are needed to give any chance for vision back. Sometimes laser is used. If there is a macular hole, Ocriplasmin may help.

There are
1. Surgery with following options:
a.  laser,
b. gas in eye (C3F8 most commonly used)
c. Scleral Buckle: often used if it is a re-detachment

2. Laser alone if a focal detachment

3. Prayer: see below:

 2015 Apr 1;46(4):489-492. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20150422-16.

An Unusual and Spontaneous Resolution of a Total Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment.


Spontaneous reattachment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment is a rare event that involves the relief of vitreoretinal traction, closure of the retinalbreaks, and reabsorption of subretinal fluid. Diffuse retinal pigmentary alterations within a sharply demarcated and convex margin are the most common findings within the areas corresponding to the reattached retina in all the cases described in the literature. The authors report the case of a 60-year-old man who experienced spontaneous reattachment of a total rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with gradual recovery of visual function and a completely restored retina. This is the first case reported that does not exhibit the ophthalmoscopic findings commonly described in the literature. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015;46:489-492.].

To improve vision:
1. Avoid rubbing eye
2. Use drops as indicated
3. Eat green leafy veggies
4. Sun protection
5. Don’t smoke
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