... I saw an ophthalmologist yesterday. They tested my vision with my current glasses. ... (0 replies)
... I thought I should jot down my retinal detachment/vitrectomy journey - it, perhaps, may help other patients to see the progress 1.5 and 2 years after the surgeries. I did see my surgeon last week, and, according to him, the silvery beads that I mentioned earlier are just remnants (scars?) of the laser treatment on the periphery during the vitrectomy surgery. Frankly, I still... (10 replies)
... My surgery was 15 months ago. The surgeon basically told me what I have is what I am stuck with. I also see a vertical bar that resembles a floater. I am actually done with visits to him. Along the way he gave me 3 steroid shots in the eye and I basically put drops in for a year. It took almost that long for the swelling to subside.
The vision in the eye is good @ 20/40 (was... (24 replies)
... for 45 mins or so. My vision insurance is very limited so a visit to eye doctor means 160 out of pocket for me. ... (0 replies)
... I had glasses made. The optometrist gave me grade 50 as I understood. But I can't still seem to understand the cause why my vision is like this. And also, do I have to wear my glasses all the time? ... (0 replies)
... The doctor said that most people with vision like that don't get glasses, but he also noted that I obviously struggle with distance, and when he put a prescription on me, it definitely helped! ... (15 replies)
... if you count them from 20 feet. ... (38 replies)
... I figure someday I will make that choice also. But I don't see how a white cane would help you. If the blurring in the bad eye is so bad it interfers with the vision from the right, than wouldn't blocking that eye completely from seeing be of help? ... (38 replies)
... journey and which may help others who are going through such vitrectomy surgeries and are wondering what happens to the patient's vision 1 to 1. ... (19 replies)
... I had cataract surgery 2 yrs. ago with now 20/25 vision in that eye.
My other eye (20/50) will be operated on next week.
Will I be able to wear my present eyeglasses until my eye heals for new eyeglasses ?
Will eyesight be uncomfortable & difficult to adjust to until then ?
thank you. (0 replies)
... and although it does not bother my vision now, he said it will have to be removed at some time in the future. Having gone through secondary cataract surgery with my other eye, I don't worry about it now. ... (66 replies)
... means, if the smallest object that can be seen by good vision is at 40 ft, then for you to see it clearly it needs half that distance, 20 ft, etc. ... (20 replies)
... I have a lot of corneal issues. Had dry eyes for years, wore soft contacts for 20 years. At one point, could no longer tolerate them. Had LASIK with moderate success. ... (1 replies)
... the blurred vision is clearing up. I had the Toric Astigmatism Implants. ... (2 replies)
... I passed the field of vision test fine and was event sent to a retinologist for a Fluorescein angiography which showed no active leakage in the eye. ... (1 replies)
... The doctors are telling me the lower 40% of my retina in one eye is detached. The macula is still on.
1. I have read that gas is ineffective when the detachment is in this lower position. Does anyone have any knowledge on that issue?
2. What is the purpose of the gas? I have read conflicting opinions. Most sources say it is to push the retina against the eye wall so... (1 replies)
... I'm just curious. I've long had bad eyes, and always see better with contacts than with glasses, but I have an injury on my cornea and have to be in glasses for at least a week while it hopefully heals.
That being said, I have no idea what my eyesight is on the 20/20 vision system. I can't see the big E on the chart at all, but anyone know a ballpark figure. The... (1 replies)
... Hey, new to the forum and have some concerns i'd like to share about my vision.
I'm 21 years old, male. At around 16 my eye site started deteriorating, so i went to the doctor and found out i had 20/25 in one eye and 20/30 in the other, my left eye being the better of the two. So i got a pair of glasses, but hardly ever used them (i was 16, didn't think it was cool). Things... (0 replies)
... Well said Jodie. I still feel embarrased though when it seems difficult to get it right but that's just the way I am. (699 replies)
... Marshall, having 20/25 vision is really very good!
It seems to me that a trial-and-error process is the only way to get the best possible correction for many retinally-induced problems. I assume that the cost of returned lenses is built into the high price for the lenses. (699 replies)