If you have discomfort, we suggest that you take a pain reliever, such as paracetamol, every four to six hours – but not aspirin as this can cause bleeding. It is normal to feel itching, sticky eyelids and mild discomfort (gritty sensation due to the stitches) in the operated eye for five to ten days following retinal detachment surgery. It is common for some fluid to leak from around your eye. Occasionally, the area surrounding the eyes can become slightly bruised. Any discomfort should ease after one to two days. In most cases, your eye will take about two to six weeks to heal. You will see your doctor in the clinic usually within seven to 14 days of your operation. Try to rest while your eye is healing.
We will give you eye drops to reduce any inflammation and to prevent infection. We will explain how and when you should use them. Please don’t rub your eye.
Certain symptoms could mean that you need prompt treatment. Please contact the hospital immediately if you have any of the following symptoms.
- A lot of pain.
- Loss of vision.
- Increasing redness of the eye.
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