It will be that way for a long time, possibly forever. This is major surgery done for blinding disease and oil used on only the most difficult cases. There is much written on this in previous posts use the search feature to read and review. Ask your surgeon if you had a "macula off retinal detachment" if you did it makes permanent damage more likely. If not it could be a year or more before things settle down and you know the final results. Know also that have a RD in one eye greatly increases the risk of RD in the other eye. Ask the surgeon the status of your "good eye" Protect it from injury and live a healthy lifestyle to avoid diseases such as obesity and diabetes, hypertension that can damage the remaining eye. Some terms you may find distorted vision = metamorphopsia things looker smaller than they should= micropsia larger= macropsia. These are caused by the damaged, and disturbed retina/macula not silicone oil.