... I don't know the cause of my distorted vision yet but occ I get the sense that my vision is jumbled or crossed. I can tell it is my left eye causing the problem because it feels like it is having a muscle contraction & I can't focus it. I have to cover the eye for a few minutes until vision clears. I feel very off balance for some time when this happening & after. Of... (6 replies)
... If it is, indeed, a confirmed case of macular pucker or ERM, please ask the retina specialist how bad it is. ... (6 replies)
... I have a macular pucker diagnosis from a vitriol specialist. ... (6 replies)
... vision does not mean you have macular pucker. ... (6 replies)
... vision in my pucker eye and the other eye is fine. I just can't get used to seeing this way. I sometimes feel like my balance is off. The mild distortion is frustrating. ... (1 replies)
... I assure you all that I have seen the retina specialist and the choice is up to me for surgery and a return visit in 6 months is what they asked of me. (6 replies)
Definitely see a retina spec. asap. (6 replies)
... Does your distorted vision make you feel wobbly or slightly off balance?
I have had one for a few months (perhaps longer, I wasn't aware of what it was) and my first diagnosis was anxiety.
So now I think the anxiety is making me feel off balance and shaky but could it just be the distorted vision that does this to me?
Do you ever get used to it? Mine is 20/40 and I... (6 replies)
... I have had a macular pucker in my right eye for three years. Its not terrible, just very frustrating. It has been changing only a little from year to year. ... (1 replies)
... In September of 2012 I had a retinal detachment surgery on my right eye. Following the surgery, I was diagnosed with a Macular Pucker which I then had surgery to correct in Dec of 2012. ... (0 replies)
... after much agonizing about the decision, I decided that the risks were just too great. I am very surprised that your doctor told you to wait. I saw a total of 3 macular specialists and all advised to have the surgery sooner rather than later. They say if you wait too long, you will not get good results from surgery. ... (5 replies)
... I have a macular pucker and I was advised by the surgeon to wait until it's bad before doing anything. I am now at that spot, will probably do surgery soon. ... (5 replies)
... Can anyone recommend a top surgeon for Macular Pucker vitrectomy (preferrably in NYC, or possibly south Florida)? I've had consultations with two "top" doctors. The first doctor, which I saw at Manhattan Eye and Ear, was rated one of the top retina surgeons in the US, but his bedside manner was non-existent. He was rude and made me feel stupid every time I asked a question.... (5 replies)
... Thanks so much for reply.
your experience is very helpful to me. I was first diagonised in Sept. and I have seen 2 retina specialists and they are telling me to just wait and see, which I'm certainly planning to do, becasue i can still see pretty well. i do have the small yellow hole in the center of my vision, but when i turn my head a certain way, I can still make out... (33 replies)
... In my case, the first vitrectomy was not at all helpful because it left me with a black spot in the centre of my field of vision. That started to grow very quickly and within six months had obliterated 75% of the field. That was the membrane (macular pucker) that grew from the remnants of the original PVD filament that had not been completely removed. I went to another... (33 replies)
... Did your vitrecotomy help before it lead to the complications of the macular pucker? ... (33 replies)
... In my case it happened quite suddenly and needed a vitrectomy to sever the filament. That led to the complication of macular pucker which needed a second vitrectomy. ... (33 replies)
... Hi ,
I'm 53 and waiting to see if my left eye will improve. diagonsis was retina refraction detachment. Which the retina specialist explained as the vitreous gel was attaching to my retina and not "sliding" off". There's a 50/50 chance it could get better with no surgery, so I'm just "waiting" to see. Has anyone had a similar problem, and if so , how long did it last ? ... (33 replies)
So sorry about your troubles, Michaelman, Top Geek, all of you, but so glad you shared the information, and have to add that after cataract surgery in 06 I had my first corticosteroid injections into both eyeballs, no problems, (correction 7-20-11, according to my post to Dancin' Boots way back then, it was before cataract surgery that I had... (5 replies)
... nd I truly admire your success in educating yourself. Keep it up! I really hope that your photoreceptor lines manage to reconnect over the coming months. Your macular edema seems to be resolving nicely. ... (33 replies)