... Hello Everyone, Good news to report!
I am now 4 weeks post op. My eye looks great, just started wearing eye make up again. I noticed my vision at night is much improved, in fact really clear and good. That is a plus I did not expect.
My vision in my good eye RT is 20/20 and my bad eye Lt that I had the surgery on was 20/100 and now is 20/50. No floaters or anything... (9 replies)
... Follow up, I am now 3 weeks post op and I saw my Doctor today. I feel good but am still a bit tired. It has been difficult to not bend over, no exercise, lift, sleep with head elevated, not drive and not wear makeup. My eye is finally cleared of blood but still looks dilated. The last 3 days it has really cleared up. Day 6 is when my bubble disappeared. I have no floaters.... (9 replies)
... 6 days post op and I feel pretty good. The air bubble that was driving me insane is now gone, my black eye has appeared and my eye still looks pretty rough. No floaters as of yet. I do feel better today. No noticeable change in my vision and I know it is too early to tell. Just wanted to post an update. Thank you for letting me share. (9 replies)
Were you ever given a reason for why you had this condition? I am so baffled. I am healthy, active and never had any vision issues. I am 63 but in good shape. I have two older brothers and they do not have this. My parents did not have this.
I had my surgery on Weds and he said I had a seriously thick membrane and a ton of scarring on the back of my eye from my... (9 replies)
... I really appreciate your sharing your experience. Sorry you have gone through this!
I am weighing it all out right now. I went from 20/20 to 20/100 vision and no promise that it will be corrected. I can at least still see. I am uneasy about the surgery right now.
I keep hearing stories of complications down the road. Will just have to research this more.
Thank... (9 replies)
... I see it called Macular Pucker, Macular Wrinkle, Epiretinal Membrane, ERM. ... (9 replies)
... I had macular pucker surgery maybe close to three years ago. During the surgery, four layers of macula was carefully removed from my Retina. ... (9 replies)
... on and will have the details this week. I would be very interested in supplements. I am seeing an acupuncturist and have looked into some Chinese Herbs. My first Macular pucker I did not lose vision but this second one I have lost most of the vision in my left eye. It is very concerning. Thank you. ... (9 replies)
... I also recently found out Ihave macular pucker. I have emailed Jerry Hickey at invite health to get his suggestions for supplements. ... (9 replies)
... I had vitrectomy surgery 2 yrs ago due to Macular Pucker. The surgeon removed four layers of macula that was attached to my retina, causing it to pull, bleed and swell. Operation was a success in that regard. ... (12 replies)
... Yes, I have an Intra Occular Lens implanted in my one eye currently. It's made to my exact specifications -- EXCEPT it has nothing for my astigmatism. She was reluctant to use a toric lense, as it was not covered by insurance ($5,000) and most importantly, she was not even sure if the surgery would be 100% successful... Should have gone for the $5,000 lense as I would see... (8 replies)
... Also what is macular edema? ... (8 replies)
... You said you had a victrectomy because of a small macular hole. What method was used to repair this hole? ... (8 replies)
... I had macular pucker surgery two years ago. I would definitely advise against it. Mine was very unsuccessful and I am much worse off than I was. I have spots in my field of vision. ... (3 replies)
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... Over a year ago I noticed a change in my vision. It was diagnosed as a macular pucker. I repeated a visit to a retina specialist and she recommends surgery to repair it at an early stage rather than waiting until it gets worse. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Jazzzdiva,
I had the same surgery about 3 years ago, and I still have a tiny hole in the very center of my vision, but the dr. said I would always have that. I would get another opinion, if I were you. They should be able to tell you if that will be permanent or not.
I wish you the very best, I think any kind of eye surgery is very scary,
eyemar (1 replies)
... I had a vitrectomy for a macular pucker a year and a half ago. The main symptom was distortion. ... (1 replies)
... I would recommend that you do not have the surgery! I had the surgery a year and a half ago. I don't recall anyone telling me about the blind spots that would result. But I got them! And still the doctor never explained the patchy gray spots to me but I figured something got ripped up along with the scar tissue. I just had cataract surgery a couple of days ago, and that was... (2 replies)
... If it is, indeed, a confirmed case of macular pucker or ERM, please ask the retina specialist how bad it is. ... (6 replies)