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I have a gas bubble in my eye from macular hole surgery. Is there anything I can do to make the bubble go away faster—like drinking lots of water?  

This bubble is in position to hold the retina in its normal position to promote healing. The natural absorption of this is generally sufficient to leave the bubble in place long enough for healing. On this account you would not want to accelerate the absorption of the bubble. I know it is annoying to having the vision disturbed by the bubble. However there is little that you can do to facilitate absorption anyway.

Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD  Dr. Richard Bensinger

Categories: Eye Surgery 

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