How would you treat a Detached Retina?
The only way you can fix a detached retina is surgical. There are three different surgery types to correct this vision issue.
Doctor Henderson can put a gas bubble inside of your eye. This gas bubble pushes your retina into place so that it can heal properly. After the surgery, you will need to keep your head “face down” for a few days. This will ensure that your gas bubble stays in place and does not move around. As your eye begins to heal, your body will create a fluid that fills your eye. Within enough time, this fluid will take place of where the gas bubble once was.
Doctor Henderson can remove the vitreous membrane by pulling on your retina. She’ll then replace this membrane fluid with either gas or an oil bubble. The bubble pushes into your retina so that it can heal, just like in a pneumatic retinopexy procedure. If she uses the oil bubble method, she can then remove it in a few months. If she fills it with a gas bubble, you won’t be able to fly in an airplane because as the altitude changes, the gas can expand, increase your eyes pressure, and potentially burst.
A band of soft plastic or rubber is sewn to the outside of your eye. This band gently pressures your eye inward. It helps the detached retina to gently heal against the back wall of your eye and is usually left on your eye permanently.