following surgery for retinal detachment
Can I resume my normal daily activities following surgery?
You should be able to continue your normal way of life immediately, apart from
initial posturing requirements. Your eye specialist will advise you as to when
you may return to work.
You may find that the quality of your vision is not as good as previously
although, depending on whether the operation to reattach your retina was
successful, your vision will hopefully be restored. The retina may not function
fully immediately, as gas or silicone oil will have been inserted in your eye.
Therefore, recovery of vision can take a while and will be a gradual process.
In some cases there may be a greater possibility of this happening. Therefore
if any symptoms are noticed, urgent referral to an eye specialist will be
necessary for both eyes to be examined and appropriate advice.
In order to be able to
must be able to read a number plate at 25 yards (20.3 metres) in daylight (with
spectacles if worn) and have an adequate field of vision. Your doctor will
discuss this with you and decide when it is safe for you to return to driving.
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