... that my soupy vitreous is tugging on the retina causing the flashes. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Vitcat,
You have really been through a lot and I can sure appreciate it.
I had the retina repair in 2011 and just had cataract surgery last week.
My vison is greatly improved, but the wavy lines from my retina repair are still there and I'm think they will probably always be. I'm just thankful for the clearer vision after the IOL implant, but I don't know of... (67 replies)
... but my macula was detached by then, hence, all the emergency havoc later, and I am left now with distorted vision. So, all these are also guesses by the dr. ... (67 replies)
... when the vitreous humor detaches from the retinal head it doesn't always leave the "classic" ring shaped floater...Weiss Ring.... ... (6 replies)
... Frankly, it's a bit weird to be wearing both contacts and spectacles. It should not be necessary.
Presumably you have already been advised that the cataract surgery involves replacing the natural lens with (usually) an artificial lens that is designed to give you clear vision from about 10 feet to infinity without contacts or glasses. You will probably still need glasses for... (2 replies)
... 53 year old female--wearing thick glasses and then hard contacts since age 4. have a detached vitreous humor and now cataracts---scheduled to have surgery in 2 weeks for cataracts. i now wear glasses over contacts to see to drive. having high anxiety about this--i am an artist/photographer/teacher/climber---has any one else had this combo problem--and had it somewhat... (2 replies)
... I think the restrictions you mentioned are for the recovery period. I had a detached retina repaired and had those limitations in the beginning. I certainly wouldn't do any heavy lifting anyway, but jumping? ... (2 replies)
... did you have surgery to repair the detached retina? ... (2 replies)
... it's the weekend, etc. I'll definitely be alert to any further changes. I just imagine that those very quick "glances" back and forth that I did allowed for a detached vitreous. ... (4 replies)
... How long did it take for your vitreous to totally detach to a point where your doctor told you that the risk was gone or at least minimal? ... (2 replies)
... kind of what you were saying. It is most definitely NOT all detached yet, the other doctor was dead wrong. ... (11 replies)
... nks for that info. She did say something like that since I am seeing floaters a few days after I started seeing the weird green light thing, that meant that the vitreous had already detached and that I was no longer at risk for retinal damage. But what you are saying makes more sense. I think it is still going on. ... (11 replies)
... ubbles push the retina back into place whilst it repairs. Vitrectomy can be carried out for excessive floating debris but also allows replacement of your natural vitreous with a heavier liquid. ... (1 replies)
... Why would they be any better at securing the retina than the natural vitreous humor or the replacement aqueous humor? ... (1 replies)
... I was just diagnosed this week with posterior vitreous detachment. My eye doctor told me it is a piece of the vitreous detached from the retina. Mine looks like the letter C and is to the left of my vision. ... (1 replies)
... The dr told me that if the retina detaches there will be a "lot" of floaters or what looks like a black sheet over the eye. I have vitreous detachments & see lots of black strings, floaters & flashing lights. I was told not to exercise or bend over for 2 weeks. I started back light weights after 2 weeks but I feel it is making my symptoms worse. I would not do anything... (11 replies)
... I have 2 vitreous detachments & trying to avoid retina detachment. My questions is: If you have to lay face down for 2 to 3 wks when having retina surgery, how do you eat & go to the bathroom? This is worrying me because I am alone & have to take care of myself. Thanks. (8 replies)
... At the age of 13 I had surgery for a detached retina in my left eye. At the age of 17 I had surgery for my right. ... (2 replies)
... What kind of exercise do you do? I was told not to do anything that required jumping so that stopped my rebounding. Also no bending over which took care of the yoga. Walking & running is out because of worn out knees. Not supposed to do heavy lifting which can also cause detachment.
Any suggestions? thanks. (2 replies)
... I had the saline solution and the doc says that the vitrous is starting to come back nicely. Your body returns the saline solution to the original vitreous. That is good.
my operation was in March and I am also diabetic. It has taken this long to heal for me. My eye actually feels much better now. Before I could feel a pulling sensation and my eyelid was pulled up on that eye... (4 replies)