Post-vitrectomy Recovery
The Surgery
Why Remain Face-Down
Medical Websites and Video References

Recovery Support
Seated Support System
Sleep Support System
Possibilities in action!
Product Instructions & Video
Delivery & Setup

Financial Issues
Tax Deductions


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to keep my head down during my convalescence?
The extent to which you keep your head inclined 24 hours a day during your convalescence will have a major effect on the success of the operation and your chances of the complete recovery of your eyesight.
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How long will I have to keep my head down?
The length of time you must keep your head down will be determined by your doctor. This will usually vary from 7 to 21 days.

How do these supports facilitate or accelerate my convalescence?
Our supports allow you to carry out different activities during the day and insure that you get a good night's sleep while continually maintaining your head in the correct position. These special appliances offer the comfort and ergonomics your body needs in order to endure this head position without tiring you out.

What kind of activities can I do using the convalescent supports?
Our daytime support will let you read, talk, play games, watch television and of course eat and drink. In other words, you will be able to do a good deal of your daily activities. Our nigh time support will allow you to get a good night's sleep to let you take full advantage of your days.

Are there any parts to assemble?
The daytime support comes already assembled but you might to make some adjustments to adapt it to your body and to the activities you plan on doing. Our night support will require certain components be assembled and attached to your bed. This assembly and the adjustments are simple and easy to do. A video cassette and an instruction manual will guide you through the process.

What kind of help or explanations can I expect?
Our consultant will be there to give you advise when you take possession of the convalescent aids. Even though our aids are relatively simple to handle, a video cassette and an instruction manual comes with them in order to insure that you get the most out of them.

A toll free number is also available and a consultant will answer your questions from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Are rental costs covered by my insurance?
Some policies will cover the rental of this kind of appliance. Please consult you insurance policy or you insurer for more information. In some cases we can make a direct claim to your insurance company for the rental of your convalescent aids. Our representative will be happy to evaluate your eligibility.

Are the rental fees tax deductible?
Rental fees for convalescent aids which are not covered by a private or public health insurance can be included on your tax report and are therefore tax deductible. Your accountant or financial advisor can advise you in this regards.

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