When the retina successfully reattached eyes will regain some function of vision and blindness can be prevented. But some distant vision can be restored within six months after successful surgery will depend on several factors. In general, fewer visual function will recover if the retina has been detached or appear long enough tissue growth on the surface of the retina. 40% of the successful release of retina reattached will be able to produce good vision. The remaining cases were still getting enough vision to read and or walk in various degrees. Unfortunately, the ever-shrinking corpus vitreum and the emergence of growth in the surface layer of retina caused not all retinas can be reattached, the eye will continue to decline and eventually went blind eyesight.
The surgery can be performed either with local anesthetic or general anesthetic, depending on patient health and the estimated time required to taping back retina. Rarely patients with retinal detachments need to hold to move in the long run before or after surgery. But patients who require air or gas injection to maintain a certain head position for several days after surgery.
Patients with a simple release of retina is usually allowed to walk the day after surgery and were discharged from hospital within a few days. Usually after coming home from the hospital so that it takes is an ointment and eye drops. Sometimes needed glasses or contact lenses when after surgery, sometimes the vision correction needs.