what is your age? what type of retinal detachment surgery did you have (buckle or gas injection, or both) ? How is the vision now?
the gas often causes a cataract to form irregardless of how perfect the surgery was. I would suggest a low fat diet with lots of green leafy vegetables and a multivitamin daily. Be sure to stop smoking if you smoke, use UV protection in the sun (sunglasses). As far as the fellow eye is concerned, just watch for any new floaters or flashing lights, and report to the eye doctor if you notice any of those symptoms. If you do not develop a cataract in 6 months, chances are very good that you wont get a gas bubble induced cataract. I wish you well, Dr. Stevens