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I just had surgery for a retinal detachment a couple of days

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I just had surgery for a retinal detachment a couple of days ago, and the eye that received the surgery seems to have fluid in it (I can see through the eye, but not very well; it appears that I'm looking through water. When I shake my head a bit, the water moves.)

Is this normal?


This is normal. The surgeons usually use a gas to put in your eye during retinal detachment surgery. What you are seeing is probably the gas bubble. Over the next several weeks to months, the bubble will slowly shrink away. Retinal detachment requires a major surgery that will take months for the eye to completely recover.

Hope this helps and thank you.

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