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Post-Operative Information for Laser Retinopexy

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									Post-Operative Information for Laser Retinopexy Treatment of retinal tears is important to reduce the risk of a retinal detachment. If the tear is not sealed, fluid from the vitreous may get beneath the retina through the tear and the retina begins to separate from the wall of the eye. If detached, the retina is unable to function and visual loss will result. Your vision should return to pre-treatment level after the dilation of your eye wears off, which may take up to 8-36 hours. You may have a dull headache or eye ache. If you are not allergic to Tylenol, take 2 tablets every 4-6 hours as needed until the ache is gone. Your vision may be somewhat blurred and you may continue to see flashes and floaters following treatment. The laser treatment will not cure the flashes or floaters, but most patients report they become less noticeable with time (2-4 weeks). Loss of side vision, like a black curtain or shadow coming from side of your eye and moving toward the center, should be reported immediately to our office. Please no bending, stooping, or lifting over 25 pounds. Activities, such as jogging, should be avoided until your follow up visit, which will be in 2-3 weeks after laser treatment. Contact us if you have problems such as significant loss of vision or pain. (563) 323-2020 Bettendorf (309) 793-2020 Rock Island
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