In retinal detachment there is the possibility of an external denting operation. This is called retinal or retinal cerclage. Here, a silicone seal or a band is sewn to the outer skin (sclera) of the eye, which squeezes this dermis in the direction of the retracted inside the eye retina. By means of an icing (minus 60 ° C) both layers stick together and the retina settles again.
How long is the average hospital stay?
After two to three days, dismissal is largely possible. Depending on the operation, a longer stay may be necessary.
How long does the healing take?
The healing lasts on average 4 to 6 weeks. As the conjunctiva is opened during external surgeries, the eye may be reddened and swollen for a few days after surgery.
What do I have to consider after the operation?
After the operation, physical effort is recommended for one to two weeks to avoid. An ophthalmological check is necessary the day after the operation. Due to the indentation due to the seal or cerclage, a change in the spectacle may have occurred. Therefore, the adjustment of a pair of glasses after six weeks is recommended.