... My surgery did not turn out well. I now have big gray spots in my vision field. I cannot read at all with that eye. And I have also had cataract surgery on that eye since. NOW the doctor said he didn't think it would turn out well because of my amblyopia in that eye. I wish I had not done it. (1 replies)
... I would love to hear stories of how this surgery turned out for you.
Mine, diagnosed last Aug. and on a recheck found it to be slightly worse so they recommend surgery to fix it. I was seeing 20/40 and she didn't say what it was on this recent appt. I can tell it's worse.
Is it worth the risks of surgery to repair this? I've read that if it gets worse the correction... (1 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)
... 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. ... (2 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. ... (2 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)