Sleeping Position After Retinal Detachment Surgery?

Illustration of Sleeping Position After Retinal Detachment Surgery?
Illustration: Sleeping Position After Retinal Detachment Surgery?

In the afternoon doctor, r n r n. My father just yesterday did a retinal detachment surgery due to a torn retina / nerve. And added with silicon. R nThen the doctor recommended the day after the operation my father had to sleep on his stomach for 1 week. Last night my father unconsciously slept with his eyes on the surgery. Can it affect huh? Then if my father is sore sleeping on his stomach, can he lie down and for how long?

1 Answer:

Hello Iin.

Thank you for the question.

The innermost lining that lines the eyeball is called the retina. The retina is a thin, soft, and transparent layer. The retina is responsible for processing all light or reflected light that enters the eye. One of the abnormalities in the retina is retinal detachment. Retinal detachment is the peeling of the retina from its supporting tissue. This supporting tissue contains blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nourish the eyeball. Retinal detachment occurs mostly due to age. People aged 60-70 years are at risk for retinal detachment. Retinal detachment can also occur in children and young adults, this is related to an eye injury. Other things that can cause retinal detachment:

diabetes has had a previous retinal detachment. Patients with severe myopia that are aggravated by straining during childbirth have had inflammation of the eyes and have had eye surgery. The symptoms of retinal detachment initially are preceded by the appearance of floaters. Floaters are shadows of small to large objects hovering in vision. Another complaint is blurred vision, appears shadows like lightning, and vision appears like shadows or curtains.

The treatment is by performing surgery or surgery. After surgery patients are advised to:

the operated eye should not be exposed to water and dust discipline in the use of drugs given by the sleep doctor in a position recommended by the doctor, avoid activities that use excessive eyes, use eye protection when going to exercise or do not move much or do activities to reduce traveling on airplanes. sleep in one particular position. This is intended to speed up the healing process, especially in patients with surgery using the type of pneumatic retinopexy surgery. This type of surgery is chosen when only a small portion of the retina is exfoliated. The prone position will keep the gas from escaping and will not make the retina peel back. The gas will be absorbed in the first few weeks. Usually doctors will recommend sleeping on your stomach in the first 2 weeks, of course, by looking at the progress of the surgery itself. It is better not to change positions for 2 weeks in advance. Then when you are not consciously overlapping the operated eye, you should consult your ophthalmologist again.

Vision will gradually improve, although not all have the same results after surgery. This depends on the size or area of ​​the retina that is exfoliated.

Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.


dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono

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