... I have had two retinal tears, one in each eye. The are not the same as a retinal detachment, however I think you should also make an appointment with a retinologist besides ophthalmologist. The ophthalmology can do eye laser surgery but the retinologist treats the back of the eye and I would not have gotten a macular scar resulting in a blind spot on the macula if he had... (7 replies)
... it sounds like a flasher....when they ask you if you have floaters or flashers.....
I had something similar, it reminded me of a lightning bolt but only when I would turn my head a certain way, when I was backing into a parking space I would notice it. It was vitreous detatchment and it went away on it's own. My opthamologist told me that if you have vitreous detachment... (7 replies)
... ashing lights, black curtains like shadows, shiny floaty things are signs of retinal detachment. If you see an ORB floating around your vision, it means that the retina has detached. But, I am not a doctor and those are the signs they asked me to look out for when I got a preventative laser for retinal detachment. ... (7 replies)
... I did see an opthalmologist and she examined my eyes by slit lamp, also checked my prescription once more and also examined my retina by a loupe like device by shining light into my eyes. ... (3 replies)
... I had cataract surgery on my right eye back in December. I had 3 months of good vision and then things started to go a little blurry. I went to my optometrist and she didn't see any problem, so I went for 6 months in total frustration as I could tell my eye was not seeing clearly. So a couple of days ago I went back to my surgeon and low and behold I had swelling of the... (0 replies)
... hours to Guadalajara for surgery at a local retina clinic and drove back that evening. They had injected gas, and I was sold to sit and sleep facing forward for several weeks. ... (0 replies)
... Some people don't need to do the facedown thing...I didn't. I don't think most people do. But the recovery wasn't pleasant....And I developed the usual cataract from that surgery, but the cataract surgery was a breeze. Hardly any recovery needed. However, the patches from the virectomy are there, so there is a limit to how much cataract surgery helped. I still have distortion... (3 replies)
... Oh my you had a vitrectomy? That is a way more invasive procedure than I had. I had laser surgery to seal the tear. I feel for you. My daughter told me the surgery you had requires being face down for a period of time. Did you have to do that? I googled images of this and I just cannot imagine. I am not much of a stomach sleeper anyway.
I also saw where with a mucular... (3 replies)
... I feel your pain. I had surgery for a macular pucker June 2013 and was left with gray patches in my field of vision. I just had cat act surgery, which was fine, except I still have the gray patches. No one will tell me what they are or seems to care. They were not there before the virtrectomy. (3 replies)
... what to look for if anything changed. Within two days things certainly started changing. He had me come in and I had a horseshoe shaped tear. The next day I had retina surgery that don't let them tell you doesn't hurt, cause it does! ... (3 replies)
... Just over 3 months ago I underwent a vitrectomy for a macular hole which apparently has worked. About 6 weeks later I had a detached retina vitrectomy op which came from the macular hole operation. The gas bubbles from both ops caused a large fast growing cataract. ... (0 replies)
... Upthegrove, I had left eye Vitrectomy for detach retina but not completely, right eye lattice degeneration a few years back resulting in to retina tear. Left eye laser, cryo, gas bubble and right eye laser retinopexy. Had to lie on left side when sleeping. ... (3 replies)
... So sorry about your retina. I had retina repair surgery two years ago, and had to keep my head down for two weeks. I know it is hard, but try to do what the dr. ... (3 replies)
... I had surgery in June for a torn retina (not completely detached). I was told by my surgeon to lie right side down. Face down just for a change. But I think it depends on what was actually done. Face down is so hard....I wish you luck & hope you have lots of help at home. (3 replies)
... I was diagnosed with a complete detached retina and have to have surgery on Thursday. ... (3 replies)
... Although I had Vitrectomy recently, I was told by the surgeon I also had a retina tear sometime in the past that healed itself. Unfortunately the latest flare up required urgent surgery. ... (2 replies)
... Hey RT,
i'm sure glad you have an apt. Tell your dr. if you have financial struggles. I'm pretty sure they can help you get some financial help with your eye examines. They will dilate your eyes, but the examine is not too bad. They will be able to help you .
I sure hope and pray everything goes great.
eyemar (5 replies)
... I made an appointment with a retina specialist today. I go next Tuesday, I could of went this week but I have to wait till I get paid. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, definately keep going back for them to check it. Please go to a Retina Specialist. Vitrectious gel was pulling on my retina and messing up my vision. ... (5 replies)
... o days ago I was diagnosed with a thinning retina. The doctor told me that it could detach any day now. If anyone else has had a similar issue how long until the retina finally detached. Was it painful? ... (5 replies)