Re : Re-Detachment of Retina Posted By Dr. Giridhar. A Date : 09-Feb-09
Dear Mr. Anand,
Thank you for your letter dated 7th February 2009. Retinal detachment is a disease that can recur due to formation of new holes in the retina and also as a result of growth of membrane over the surface of the retina which contracts and pulls the retina and detaches it again. The instances of re-detachment following silicon oil removal is around 5% and I think your doctors have done the right thing by combining a buckling and using gas to reattach the retina. Unfortunately the recurrence of retinal detachment is not due to any negligence of doctor or any negligence on the part of the patient and is purely on the behaviour of the retina. In such situations, I do not think there is any need for precautionary measures to prevent recurrence. It is possible that if the retina reattaches with this particular surgery that has been done, it may not detach again.
With Best Regards,
DR. GIRIDHAR. A. GIRIDHAR EYE INSTITUTE Ponneth Temple Road, Kadavanthra, Kochi-682 020 Kerala State Ph: 0484 2316791, 4000581-2-3 Fax: 0484 4000584