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Eye surgery leaflets

Retinal detachment surgery and aftercare


This booklet is designed to help you understand what a retinal detachment is, what the surgery for a retinal detachment entails and explain the care that is needed afterwards. The information will help you to decide whether to have the operation. You might want to discuss it with a relative or carer. Before your operation you will be asked to sign a consent form, so it is important you understand this booklet before you decide to go ahead with surgery.


Because of the length of this leaflet, it is available as a digital download only.


The Recite feature on this website attempts to provide digital accessibility and translation support. If you would like to make a request for a leaflet to be produced in a different format please see our PALS contact page in order to contact the team and make a request. If you require a translation please see our translation information page. ESNEFT are actively attempting to achieve accessibility regulation compliance under the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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