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Expected Results of Surgery for Detached Retina

With modern detached retina surgery, more than 90 percent of cases can be successfully treated. In some cases, however, a second surgery is needed.
 
The visual outcome is not always predictable following surgery. The final visual result may not be known for up to several months following surgery for detached retina. Even under the best of circumstances, and even after multiple attempts at repair, treatment sometimes fails, and vision may eventually be lost. Visual results are best if the retinal detachment is repaired before the macula (the center region of the retina responsible for fine, detailed vision) detaches.
 
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