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When can I drive after epiretinal membrane surgery?

When can I drive after epiretinal membrane surgery?

We advise you not to drive for two weeks after the procedure. If gas has been injected in your eye to support the retina, you will not be able to drive for about six to eight weeks. This is because of the effects the gas may have on your eye during that time.

How long does a retina hole take to heal?

For those that have recently undergone laser surgery for a retinal tear or detachment, the healing process could take anywhere from one week to four weeks. It normally takes a full week for the laser treatment to fully seal the tear and prevent detachment, but things can still go wrong once sealed.

How long do I have to stay face down after vitrectomy?

Patients having vitreo-retinal surgery for a macular hole will need to posture face down for 14 days; for other conditions this is only necessary for 5 days.

Do you have to sleep face down after vitrectomy?

Face down (“eyes down”) posturing is only required during waking hours, not when you’re sleeping. It is recommended to sleep on either side or even your front, but not sleep on your back as that would make the bubble move away from the macular hole.

How long does it take for gas bubble to disappear after vitrectomy?

By the first postoperative week, there is typically a 60% gas bubble remaining. By 2 weeks postoperatively, the bubble is gone.

Is it possible to recover from epiretinal membrane surgery?

Epiretinal Membrane Surgery Recovery. These problems are usually easily repairable. In patients who have not already undergone cataract surgery, development of a cataract may occur more rapidly following vitrectomy surgery. Surgical removal of the cataract and placement of an intraocular lens is then required.

How long does vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane take?

Vitrectomy surgery for epiretinal membrane is safe and painless. Recovery is very quick and most patients can see an improvement within 2 weeks after surgery. The redness around the eye will take 2 weeks to disappear. You will see a small bubble moving around the eye and it will blur your vision for a few days after surgery.

How long does it take for vision to return after ERM peeling?

Most visual recovery comes 2 to 3 months after ERM peeling; however, improvement can continue for 6 to 12 months before best final vision is obtained. Most patients notice an improvement in metamorphopsia during the first month following surgery.

How long does it take for eyes to clear up after retinal membrane surgery?

However, once the air is slowly absorbed (within a week), you will start to notice your vision clear up, with a wobbly black or silver line at the top of the area that you can’t properly see. As time goes by, this line will decrease in size and you will find you’ll eventually only be able to see the bubble of air when looking downwards.