Re: How soon will sight return or improve after vitrectomy ?
That does not sound good to me but I emphasise that I am not qualified to judge the prospects of a successful outcome in her particular case. You should really be asking her doctors for an 'honest' prognosis and as a matter of urgency. The vast majority of retinal detachment patients do have some degree of vision immediately after reattachment but it can take several weeks for anything like sensible images to appear. However, total darkness is unusual and you therefore need the advice of a good retinal surgeon to tell you the chances of recovery in her case.
If you have access to an independent ophthalmologist, you could ask them for a second opinion.
Last edited by TopGeek; 06-22-2010 at 03:51 PM.