Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Retinal Detachment Home Care

Home care for retinal detachment includes:

  • Apply an eye patch:
    • Only if you are directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Avoid aspirin.
  • Use eye drops and oral medications as directed.

Retinal Detachment Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have retinal detachment and any of the following:

  • Eye pain
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Worsening flashes of light in your vision
  • Worsening grey or black spots in your vision

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Retinal Detachment References
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