I had a 6 clock-hour vertical retinal tear in my left eye on Sept 21st ,2016 , I was sent to NY Eye
and Ear .
They took out the eye
jelly,then lasered the tear and then filled the eye
with a silicon oil. this was a painful procedure and I even had an I.V. with something to calm me down.
I went back for the 2nd surgery to take out the oil on Dec 7th 2016, and they needed to laser some more, but this time they filled the eye with compressed air.