... 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)
... Thanks to the three of you, and would you mind telling us how the macular hole was discovered/diagnosed, and if the oil obstructed vision, or leaked out, felt like water-logged, or anything like that?
I too had Yag treatment after cataract surgery, and it helped a lot. Had previously had a lot of laser treatments for Diabetic Retinopathy, causing the need for... (4 replies)
... I have retinal scars due to histoplamosis. It affects your central sight. I have central scatoma in rt eye an paracentral scatoma in lft eye. ... (4 replies)
... I can't remember if the skilled retina specialist in 06 offered to do a vitrectomy because I have so many laser scars and if I turned it down, afraid of it, think so. ... (5 replies)
... I was told I couldn't have multi-focal implants, can't remember the reason, if one was even given, I was so surprised. My surgeries, both of my diabetic eyes, were in 2006.
I have much the same complaints as you do. This should make us both feel better?
If I were you, I think I'd wait and do still more research. It isn't often that we hear of anyone having... (1 replies)
... Thanks for your reply. Saw another doctor for 2nd opinion. He was strongly against this new drug. Too new and would not heal my macular hole. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks for your input. Best of luck if you do get YAG. I saw that it increases chances of retinal detachment, macular degeneration, etc. etc. ... (36 replies)
... king, my retina specialist says the Amsler Grid being all messed up just means I have too much scarring, meaning a Vitrectomy later, that I just couldn't see the scars before. Also that the Vitreous is clumping up, a bit of dry eye, really doesn't bother me. ... (22 replies)
... Patients who don't have much or any macular damage and scars from diabetic retinopathy laser procedures do get immediate clear vision, and probably when your wife has her other eye done it will again be her better one. ... (107 replies)
... There is no relationship between the viral conjuntivitis and dry macular degeneration. ... (8 replies)
... The doctor said that the scars that caused blind spots would eventually fade. ... (8 replies)