... 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)
... Hi Jellyfish57,
Hold on! Be hopeful, your vision WILL get better, but it may take several weeks. I am 59, had a vitrectomy due to a pretty bad macular retinal detachment in my left eye, but did not have scleral buckling- instead had cryo and laser surgery. My surgery was also done within 24 hours after I had lost 90% of my vision in that eye (curtain) with the retina... (10 replies)
... If you can wait for a while, until your cataracts operation, you may not need them, as your doctor also told you. But that does not mean you should rush to get your cats done! Do it, only if cat sx is necessary. ... (24 replies)
LA has plenty of great Dr's besides beaches and best restaurants of all sorts.. Maybe the cataracts were from the beach, surf lol - not a joke. I was in Venice and Malibu after LV. Maybe your job?? (5 replies)
... Thank you m27 for your input! I'm located in Los Angeles. Out of all the doctors I've seen, the one thing they do actually agree on is that no one knows what caused the early cataracts. "Bad genes" or "bad luck" as one doctor put it. No one else in my extended family, to my knowledge, has had early cataracts.
The cataract in the LE is definitely there, though it is... (5 replies)
... Hello and Welcome
I had the same issue as you, except with higher myopia. Where are you located??? Please look at all my old posts and you will learn more. High myopia brings many more issues with the years.- retinas, high pressure etc.. Do you know what caused the early cataracts?? Mine was that I was on water very often. You are welcome to "pm" me with any questions... (5 replies)
... Hi All,
I was diagnosed with Keratoconus 2 years ago and I have recently developed cataracts.
Is there anyone else here who has this?
My doctor wants to do surgery, but I asked if I could try hard or scleral lenses first since my cataracts are mild(in both eyes).
If you are currently dealing with this or have in the past, please let me know what your experiences... (0 replies)
... Hi Spar,
It is not worth the extra money, because after all the research I done, you will still need magifyers for tiny print. and all the pro's i talked to said it is more dangerous to put the toric in. I had the "up-close" version of the regular lens that insurance will totally pay for, and I've been very happy.
good luck and I hope your surgery goes great!
eyemar (2 replies)
... near vision all the time on my phone and other ways. I also have mild astigmatism and have had a corneal tear in the past. I have floaters! That with my mild cataracts cause me bad vision no matter what. ... (2 replies)
... I had cataracts surgery 11 years ago on both eyes, and from what I remember, cataracts by itself causes cloudiness in the vision, and halos around lights, but not from some film on the eye. ... (4 replies)
... Yes but is that common with cataracts? (4 replies)
... estion is my eyes feel like a film is in my eye and I can wipe them and it will clear, or while watching tv they get blurry and I blink they will clear a bit, do cataracts cause this? ... (4 replies)
... This is very interesting as it sounds as if your cataracts began 30yrs ago.....very slow moving I don't blame you for not rushing into it if you can still see as well as you did last year.... ... (8 replies)
... Hello, first post. Two years ago at age 53, I was told I had stage one cataracts. Last month I was told I had stage one-two cataracts. Two years ago the dr. said it would probably be ten years before I did anything about it. Last months he didn't say a word. I also have developed dry eye and now have to use drops four times a day and scrubs twice a day which have caused... (0 replies)
... Cataracts gradually worsen over time and nothing can reverse the process. Doctors can offer opinions, but the final decision on surgery is yours. Good Luck (8 replies)
... I'm not that motivated - it is just that the ophthamologist sesm to be pushing me that way, as I said before apart from my night vision which has been going off for several years, I do not notice any difference between my eyes at present. When the "incipient" cataract was first detected 6 months ago, I was told it would be 2 to 5 years before any treatment would be required,... (8 replies)
... Hi Alazzawi,
This is very good news. I'm sure glad your vision is improving everyday.
I'm curious about what kind of training you are getting on improving your near vision. Tell me about it!
eyemar (2 replies)
... Today my 2nd follow up appointment after 2 weeks post the left eye cataracts op using crystalens, as I told you on the 1st day after the op my distance vision was 20/50 and blurry. Now after 2 weeks my distance vision improved and intermediate vision is good. Today my surgeon told me the vision will be 20/20 or better within next few weeks and my eye healing is progressing... (2 replies)
... Can cataracts cause traffic lights to be quite bright, the red and green, and have halos. Also, can colors on TV start to look oddly bright. Do cataracts make floaters more noticeable. ... (0 replies)
... I am 61 and have cataracts in both eyes. ... (0 replies)