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I am a retina surgeon and while I am very, very good there are probably better surgeons then me out there...... :-)
And, to answer your question: Yes. The majority of detached retinas can be repaired.
And, usually, the sooner the detachment is repaired the better the visual outcome....
Are you planning on traveling to the USA for surgery?
Hi, my eyes first of all are suffering from high myopia, and thus I have retina detachment in my eyes now thus making my vision very poor.
Yes I do want to travel to the US as early in the first quarter of 2013 to proceed with the surgery
The closest American "top of the line" retina department would be in Miami at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
That's why I would like you to recommend a really good retina surgeon with a very high success rate
You can make an appointment here:
How long would normally be the recovery time after surgery.
I highly recommend Dr. William E Smiddy, MD at(###) ###-####/p>
That depends on the actual anatomy of your detachment, any underlying medical issues, ocular conditions, surgical complications and the type of surgical repair done.
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Ok, an average cost for this type of surgery?
Is Dr. Smiddy attached to Bascom Palmer Instsitute
Total cost, OR time, hospital fees, anesthesia charges, surgeons fees etc might run in the area of $10,000 to $20,000 US Dollars.
The surgeons fees are just a very small part of the overall costs...the hospital charges are the bulk of what makes it so expensive.
Yes. He is associated with the University.
Any of the retina surgeons at Bascom Palmer will give you state-of-the-art care....the best available anywhere on earth.
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