Topic: Detached Retina...recoop time before playing again
This was posted on one of the lists, and I figured we could get an answer here
A colleague yesterday ended up in hospital for emergency treatment of a detached retina. Has anyone experienced this, or know of someone who has? The question is in regards to a safe period of time to wait before diving back into playing. The eye surgeon told him a week (but I'm pretty sure the doctor doesn't really know what an oboe is) -- the player would like to do the quintet bit he has been working on-- this Thursday (ie a little more than 48 hours after the intervention). Offhand, this does not sound like good thinking. And of course, the clarinet has a trumpet playing friend who was told six weeks when he had it done. And so on.
Anyone with any better information?
john.worrall (at) cogeco.ca