Retinal Tear, Tampa RetinaJune 20, 2024
How can I be more comfortable with face down positioning?

How Can I Be More Comfortable With Face Down Positioning?

  • There are specific equipment like massage chairs that can be rented out to help make the positioning more comfortable. The equipment can provide support to your head, stomach and chest.
  • Using pillows at home to support your stomach and chest can also help make positioning more comfortable.
  • Discuss with your physician the best ways to maintain comfort while following their specific positioning instructions.

Key Takeaways

  • Face down positioning may be required for certain retina surgeries to help the gas or oil tamponade the retina area undergoing repair.
  •  Ask your physician about local specialized equipment that you can rent or suggest alternative positioning techniques that work for your individual needs.

The doctors at Retina Associates of Florida provide the latest diagnostic and treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in their Tampa, Brandon and Lakeland offices.

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