What are the Possible Outcomes?
With modern therapy, most retinal detachments can be successfully treated, but sometimes it takes several months to determine the final visual outcome. Sometimes, a second treatment is necessary to restore the retina. Although a retinal reattachment often does not require you to stay overnight at a hospital, you will have to limit your physical activity to allow your eye to heal. Therefore, rest is important for a full recovery.
Staying current with your comprehensive eye exams is essential for prevention of retinal tears. This is especially important for those who are at higher risk for developing retinal tears. See your doctor immediately if you notice any of the warning signs or symptoms of a retinal detachment.