Head Positioning after Retinal Surgery
NEVER FLY IN AN AIRPLANE OR DRIVE TO HIGH ALTITUDE WITH GAS IN YOUR EYE - YOU WILL GO BLIND!
Head position for patients after retinal procedures is often critical to the success of the procedure. Yet is difficult to explain and difficult to understand. This site is designed to help make head positioning more understandable for patients.
Overview - Menu on Top Left
The top buttons on the left provide an overview of head positioning: what it is, why it is important, how to position, and how long to position. There is also an overview of eye anatomy that is helpful when trying to understand the rationale for head positioning after surgery.
Specific Procedures - Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment
The middle menu on the left outlines recommendations relevant to specific retinal procedures that commonly involve post-operative head positioning.
Different Intra-ocular Tamponades - Gas and Oil
The bottom menu on the left explains the characteristics of different substances used commonly for intraocular tamponade after surgeries that require positioning.