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