... This sounds like myopic macular degeneration. It's different from the more common macular degeneration that is caused by aging. ... (6 replies)
... leak onto the surface of the macula and cause scarring there. ... (2 replies)
... I'm not sure if you are referring to an epiretinal membrane (aka macular pucker), which is scar tissue on the macula. Try googling for more info about this condition. (2 replies)
... what is macula scarring (2 replies)
... Thank you for the reply and information.
I was on so many message boards looking for information at that time, I completely forgot I posted to this one. :confused:
As it happens, we had a misdiagnosis from our regular optomotrist. Her final diagnosis was a good news/bad news situation.
She has presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. It's hard to explain but involves... (3 replies)
... Anyone diabetic with a lot of scarring damage and slow healing had the experience? ... (9 replies)
Scotoma is a fancy way of saying blind spot.
I have 'em in both eyes, but I don't have scarring. Doctors don't really know what's wrong with me.
Vision problems are scary and it's easy to get depressed, but it doesn't do any good. In the "there's always somebody worse off than you" category, I'd be thrilled to have your one good eye.
As Mike said, check... (7 replies)
... The chances of your good eye's being affected depend on what caused the scarring in the first place. ... (7 replies)
... I had 3 eye CT since pain started, each of which showed serious macular changes yet, he said he doesn't why. ... (3 replies)
... and came up with the conclusion that I do not have MS, macular degeneration or some other systemic syndrome... ... (0 replies)
... Thanks for your detailed responses.
With regards to the "gas" going through the retinal tear/hole, of course, you are right, it can but the scenario I was assuming was slightly different: first, pre-vit op, normal eye liquid/no air-bubble, then retinal tear, then liquid goes behind the retina and peels it leading to retinal detachment; then, vitrectomy op, laser treatment... (18 replies)
... related macular degeneration" which an "Amsler grid test" can show. ... (18 replies)
... my final checkup. The professor of retinal surgergy told me that it would not be worthwhile even trying because, even in the unlikely event that it did reduce my macular oedema, it would not restore my central vision because of the scarring behind the macula. ... (699 replies)
... ly due to the macular oedema but the ARMD that occurred later has now formed a scar immediately behind the macula so the specialists are saying that, even if the macular oedema disappears, the scarring will still maintain the scotoma. ... (699 replies)
... eye. The macular oedema is unreponsive to treatment and the haemorrhaging immediately behind the macula has formed a solid scar. The prof. ... (699 replies)
... I don't think I have very much macular edema, but would probably not be tempted to try ozurdex in any case. I think I know how you feel, Brian. ... (699 replies)
... the retina looks better. He didn't prescribe any drops other than regular use of lubricating drops. Perhaps this is because I learned about the significance of macular edema, from this group, and used the previous Tobradex drops more carefully. This was probably not the sole reason but it must have helped. ... (699 replies)
... ing, perfect vision. I had uveitis as a child. Very photosensitive. See lots of star bursts and halos at night. I've been tested thoroughly as a rare early onset macular degeneration runs in my family. The corneal specialist I saw said it might be from the scarring, a nurse at my eye doc's office said migraine aura. ... (16 replies)
... etina. Scar tissue needs to be defined more clearly because it can be anywhere, dependent on what previous surgery caused the scarring. I guess its either from a macular hole repair or detached retina or a retinal tear. ... (699 replies)
... So I finally saw a retinologist and had an angiogram. This showed a leak with a "blister" in the macular region of my retina. The blister seen on the photos of my eye looks EXACTLY like what I am seeing. ... (15 replies)