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Contact Steve or Victoria
 905-745-0412         Email


Our Detached Retina
Recovery Story

We all want a successful recovery from a Vitrectomy. It can be a scary experience. We are beginning to compile a list of stories to help you see that a successful recovery is possible.

Remember, that this is a journey and that quick success is not a reasonable expectation. Remember the goal and follow the protocol for optimal success!

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The facedown recovery journey is a character building exercise. Using the analogy of cooking, the recovery is much like cooking with a slow cooker and not a microwave; it takes time but is so worth it.

(*What's with the photo? Read to the end to find out!)

Steve and I returned to the Doctor this morning for the first time in a week. We never seem to find out much information - only what we absolutely need to know. If we press for anything further into the future, we don't receive any details.

We are getting the impression that everyone's journey is a little different in this process so we are given instructions to get us through until the next appointment (in two weeks) and that is all.

  • Here is the run down on the exciting, the disappointing and the neutral:Exciting: -Steve can now sleep on his left OR right side (or face down) just not on his back.
  • He can now hold his head up straight - no more mandatory face down or 45 degrees!
  • Drops have been stretched to 2 hours between instead of an hour. That will allow me a little more freedom to be able to run errands or go out with the girls. It gets pretty boring being tied to the house!


  • Walks around the block have been banned as well as ANY other form of exercise. It 'bounces the bubble' behind his eye so he has been told he is sit, sit or sit. He can read but other than that he is just to 'take up space'. The doctor told me I should start charging him rent! :)

Neutral: - The Doctor assumes that the problem reading the laptop with his good eye comes from the fact his bad eye was likely the one doing the reading at that distance. We need to go see our eye doctor for an interim solution.

It was a good thing that we had no idea how lengthy this journey was going to be when we entered it. I am reminded daily to keep my eyes fixed on today and not tomorrow or the day or week after that. So each and every day I ask God to give me my 'daily bread' - to get us through the day ahead with love and patience. 

The photo? Our daughter turned Sweet 16 on Monday and as a rite of passage passed her G1! I can hardly believe my little girl, who really IS sweet, is now 16 years old. Guess Mom has the honour of driving beside her! Congrats, girl! 

Delivery, Set-up, Pickup

We offer in-home personalized delivery within our delivery area.  Each in-home set-up is about 45 minutes in length as we listen to your needs and set-up the equipment for you. This is not a drop, run, good-bye.

We want to reduce your anxiety so you can focus on maximizing your recovery!

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What to Expect from Retina Recovery Inc.

More Than Just Equipment

Retina Recovery Inc. is here to help you before your vitrectomy surgery, during your facedown recovery and in the days following the critical first days of your recovery.  We not only provide facedown recovery equipment but the support you need to Maximize Your Eyesight!

What to Expect When Recovering

Our mission is to help you "Heal Right the First Time".  We work hard to Educate you through videos, blogs, emails and articles on our website.  There are clear themes to successful facedown recovery. With Several Thousand Rentals of Experience, we are continuing to learn what works best for each person.

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Encouragement, we ALL need it.  Facedown recovery can be difficult for many people.  We are here and available during your facedown recovery journey, answering questions and providing hope and encouragement so you can Heal Right the First-Time!

Steve's Facedown Recovery Timeline


We Help You 
"Heal Right the First-Time!"

Since 2015, Retina Recovery Inc. has been be honoured to serve thousands of renters during their facedown recovery.

  • PREMIUM Equipment Rentals,
  • Personalized In-Home Deliveries/Set-up, and
  • On-Going Coaching

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Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0L9


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