Will The Dark Circles Of Gas In The Eyes After Retinal Detachment Surgery Disappear On Its Own?
On October 28, I underwent retinal detachment surgery by inserting gas into my eye, 2 weeks after the operation on the instructions, my doctor also performed a laser. It has been almost 3 weeks after my dark circles operation in my eyes which according to the doctor is the gas has not yet disappeared. And that somewhat disturbed my vision. I want to ask, will the gas in the form of a dark circle in my eyes disappear or does it need further action? and how long can the circular gas be gone? thank you doctor
Hello Isnatun, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Therapy with injection of gas / air into the eye (Pneumatic Retinopexy) is one of the therapies that are already quite commonly recommended in cases of certain types of retinal detachment because this procedure is easier and is not included in the operative action.
Although it is easier, patients undergoing this therapy must maintain their head position in a certain position for a minimum of 16 hours in 5 days to 2 weeks after the action is taken to ensure that the gas / air is put in place. The gas / air used for this action will eventually be absorbed by the body itself and can take 1 month or more to completely disappear.
Your current complaint may indeed be caused by gas that is still in your eyeballs, but it can also be caused by other conditions such as retinal detachment, air entering under the conjunctiva / part of the retina that is torn.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that you exercise control again with your eye doctor to re-evaluate the condition of your eyes, whether complications arise due to these actions or not.
In the meantime, still follow all the recommendations that were told by your doctor to avoid complications and the failure of therapy.
I hope this helps.