Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive

Please read our important medical disclaimer.

Question:
Friday I was diagnosed with a retinal detachment and given a gas injection to the eye. I went back the next day and he lasered the tears shut and said everything looked good. However, I can still see the gas bubble in my eye. When does that go away?

Answer:
Gas bubbles and laser can be used to repair retinal detachments. You should ask your retinal surgeon what type of gas was used and how long he or she anticipates it being present for. There are typically two types of gases that we use. One is called SF6 and lasts about two weeks, and the other is called C3F8 and lasts about six to eight weeks.

Answered by: Abdhish Bhavsar, MDDr. Abdhish Bhavsar  

Categories: Eye Diseases, Eye Injuries

Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!

Answered: Nov 23, 2010

Pop needs to be configured.