• How long will my gas bubble stay in my eye after vitrectomy surgery?


    Question:

    I had a vitrectomy surgery (removal of the gel that fills the inside of the eye to treat retinal conditions) seven weeks ago but the gas bubble is still there. Shouldn't it have disappeared already?


    Answer:

    Some gas bubbles placed in the eye during vitrectomy surgery can last up to 8 to 10 weeks depending on the intraocular pressure. As long as the bubble is getting smaller, it will resolve. It is important that you continue to follow up with your surgeon.


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