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I had a vitrectomy two weeks ago. The surgery itself was successful,

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I had a vitrectomy two weeks ago. The surgery itself was successful, but the vision in that eye is still extremely blurry. The surgeon says it is a result of blood in the eye. How long might it take for this to dissipate?

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It can take anywhere from a few weeks to three-four months for blood in the eye to clear. However, despite that, it can take up to one year for some vitrectomies (depending on the reason for having the vitrectomy; usually the more complex the issue, the longer it can take) before the final vision is realized. Does that make sense?

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It helps to have a time frame for the resolution of this situation. Every morning, when I first wake up, I usually see a dark "drip" flow across my eye and then sort of "spread out" and disappear. When my head is upright the rest of the day, I never see any other dark spots except for some "floaters" from time to time. Is this dark "drip" blood that has pooled over night???

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I put a follow-up question in my reply to the original question. Can you explain this?

Every morning, when I first wake up, I see a dark "drip" flow across my eye and then sort of "spread out" and disappear. It doesn't cover my entire field of vision, just a narrow "stream" is the best way I can describe it. When my head is upright the rest of the day, I never see any other dark spots except for some "floaters" from time to time. I wonder if this is part of the blood that is pooling during the night as I sleep.
You got it exactly right. That's the blood that has pooled overnight.