Retina Recovery Blog

Our goal is to help you answer some questions about your vitrectomy surgery from our experience and the experiences of others.

6 Steps to Successful Eye Surgery (Vitrectomy) Recovery

As a provider of rental equipment for vitrectomy recovery throughout Ontario, we are excited to be part of your eye surgery recovery.  With a growing number of rentals, we see time and time again a pattern in the steps renter's take in achieving successful surgery results despite a potential gloomy outlook.  I want to suggest that success...
Why do you have to lie facedown after a vitrectomy? In this video I show you why it is important that you do everything you possible maintain the position required by your surgeon and why it is important to be still ... ... because you eye sight is worth it. Resources: Eye Diagram Used in the Video - Each of our renters receives "Cooking with Eyefo...
What are some symptoms of a retinal detachment? If you are having any of these symptoms discussed in the video, contact your optometrist immediately so you can be properly assessed. In this video, I discuss 5 symptoms of a retinal detachment. Number 5 is a real surprise and the reason I highly recommend a regular eye check up that includes a retina...
One of the things you have to address during your facedown recovery is food prep. Are you alone or do you have someone to assist you? Can you prepare some food beforehand and put it in the freezer or is your surgery an emergency? Remember that your full-time job is to do nothing during your recovery. The more that you move, the more the gas bubble ...
I found during my recovery that minutes after Tracy and I left the surgeon's office a surge of additional questions would flood our minds.  In order to aid you in your recovery and to help you avoid the "I wish I had asked _______ - moment", we have curated a list of our questions to help you in brainstorming your list.  Keep in mind, tha...
‚ÄčAs I work with renters of our vitrectomy equipment I get many questions regarding the timeline of my vitrectomy recovery from the retinal detachment.  Keep in mind that this is my experience with my surgeon.  You have to be careful not to compare yourself to others.  Each surgeon provides a slightly different protocol that is specif...
As a provider of rental equipment for vitrectomy recovery throughout Ontario, we are excited to be part of your eye surgery recovery.  With a growing number of rentals, we see time and time again a pattern in the steps renter's take in achieving successful surgery results despite a potential gloomy outlook.  I want to suggest that success...
I've created a list of online resources that will help you keep busy or pass the time while face down.  The list includes FREE 30 Day trials, podcasts, audio books and more.
Maintaining the facedown position is ONE of the many KEYS to your vitrectomy recovery. What you can or cannot do is up to you and your opthmalogist. We highly encourage you NOT to deviate from their instructions. They know best!  We continue to see that there is a marked difference between those who follow their instructions and those who do n
  In some cases you have an opportunity to prepare for your vitrectomy. I'm not sure what is best. In my case, I found out on a Monday evening at 5pm that I was going into emergency surgery the next morning. If you do have time, I encourage you to prepare your recovery area prior to your return from surgery.  Keep in mind that you may bee