... I have gone through vitrectomy for both eyes, as well as cataract sx 11 years before that for both eyes. ... (24 replies)
... success rate. You can start seeing better within one or two days, and start driving, etc. But, after all, it is still a surgery. So, first you should wait till your vit eye gets better. ... (24 replies)
... all symptoms which you describe too. The first two issues went away after several weeks, and, yes, I did have problems with it. ... (10 replies)
... I had positioning requirements for 7 days after surgery, but I was luckier than many in that I could either be face down or lie on my left side. ... (10 replies)
... Yes, it is possible to get back to normal vision after macular detachment, depending on how bad it was to begin with. So, be very cautious but have high hopes! ... (3 replies)
... 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 anything that will help the wavy stuff. ... (66 replies)
... vision in about 2.5 weeks. I guess for most of my daily activities my "dominant" right eye must have taken over since I feel comfortable driving and walking around now. ... (66 replies)
... days. He has advised me to obtain some cheap glasses with distance lens for the next six weeks, to help with driving and viewing the computer screen, before having my eyes tested again at the end of that period when I will probably require a new prescription for glasses. ... (10 replies)
... Do they still do it this way? I know Hellas already asked, went through this decades ago.
I'd like to know exactly how many things you can do. No driving, right? So no grocery shopping? What else? I think I'd go crazy. This would be for retinopathy scarring.
Is there any alternative treatment? Does it maybe go away in time? (19 replies)
... weeks or more depending on the severity of RD. I could drive after 2 and 3 weeks, respectively, after each eye sx. ... (3 replies)
... in image size, and also slight stereoscopic vision problems due to the latter. Briefly, after my cataract sx about 11 years ago on both eyes, I had vitrectomies on both eyes in Aug. ... (8 replies)
... I wonder, however, how you have taken to driving with the wavy vision as the dominant vision. What's your corrected vision diopter number with that right eye? ... (4 replies)
... several months, may be, even a year. I am just fine for now. But watch out for other issues with that eye, like, cataracts development. One thing you will find after vit. sx. is that there will be no floaters afterwards! ... (20 replies)
... re reduced RX glasses to try to force my eyes to get better.It caused some bad eye pain and I always felt that it was related to the floaters. I got them one day driving thru Colorado after a strange movement sensation in one of my eyes.They are a true torture for the thousands of people who have them bad. ... (66 replies)
... and replacement with IOL was the least of my problems, and I started seeing clearly immediately after the operation. ... (20 replies)
... Also, after my IOL was placed with cataract surgery, things improved slowly. It took several months for my brain to re calibrate and get used to the new diopters. ... (66 replies)
... immediately after that. ... (66 replies)
... Hi Michele,
With my experience in the last 9 months, I've come to realise that we all need different and very specific treatments as retinal detachment tends to be different from person to person depending on the cause. I tend to forget as I'm nervous at my appointments, so I take a list of questions for my surgeon to my monthly check ups :-). Never be worried about asking,... (12 replies)
... After a detached retina and a gas bubble, I had to lie flat for a month, then keep my head down for another two weeks. so far, so good. Now I can lift my head up, but no exercise, no walking, no driving, no lifting. One thing is for sure. I am following exactly what the doctor says. Like I said, so far so good.
Keep your chin up!:) (12 replies)
... Now I'm worrying, hope my excellent Retina Specialist understands and doesn't feel insulted, about maybe scheduling my first vitrectomy when I go for a checkup next week, and whether I may be too old at 71 and diabetic , to get better vision. ... (4 replies)