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Resources for Post Retinal Surgery Patients

Disclaimer: I cannot give medical advice that is for your M.D. to do.

1. Detached Retina Newsgroup
Many Patients feel pretty upset (and lonely) after retinal surgery. Check out the Detached-Retina newsgroup on Yahoo Groups for input from other Detached Retina patients.

2. Finding another Eye M.D. or getting a second opinion
For the U.S., there is a utility on the www.aao.org website to find an eye M.D.

3. People ask me what the typical post surgery experience is
The answer is experiences vary widely. Maybe that's why the Docs don't tell us more. Best approach is to ask your Doc. Next best approach is to go to the newsgroup and post your question. There are enough people in the group that you are likely to get input from someone who has been through what you are going through. One thing the group is likely to tell you is that the eye takes a long time to heal and it may take over a year to get back to near normal. My prescription changed 1.5 Diopters over six months after surgery.

 

 

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