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If you have a problem with your retina, retinal detachment surgery could help treat it
The retina captures the light coming into your eye and sends this information to your brain.
Sometimes the retina can peel off (detach), causing your vision to be blurred or a shadow to develop in your vision.
Various anaesthetic techniques are possible, including a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic that is injected around your eye to numb it.
The operation usually takes 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Your surgeon can repair any tears or holes using a laser or by freezing treatment.
Retinal detachment surgery can involve the following techniques:
Regular exercise should improve your long-term health.
It is important to keep still for the first few days. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
Do not swim or lift anything heavy until you have checked with your surgeon. Most people make a good recovery.
Your surgeon will tell you if new glasses will improve your vision.
Like all surgical procedures, there are some complications that can be serious and can even cause death. Please bear in mind the general and specific complications regarding this type of operation
General complications of any operation
Specific complications of this operation