... Thanks. They didn't find an abnormality per se... just something odd on the EKG I think. They didn't seem very worried but I want to get an ECG sometime. (7 replies)
... Are you being treated for the heart abnormality? It might be the root cause if it results in stoppage of blood flow to the retina & optic nerve. These cells can die from repeated lack of blood flow, even for very short time periods if repeated over time.
This is best pursued with a cardiologist; however they may not be aware that there can be a connection, so be... (7 replies)
... Have you seen an opthamologist? Not an optomotrist, who makes glasses, but a medical doctor? Your symptoms could be from a tear in the retina or from something neurological; but should be checked out. If you havent seen an opthamologist in the past few months, please consider making an appointment.
Good luck! (3 replies)
... I have read several folks had retina detachment occurred after cataract surgery, is that common for anyone who has cataract surgery to be higher risk for retina detachment? ... (0 replies)
... Have you seen an eye Doctor about this? I had light flashes and floaters that I ignored and I am having my 5th surgery tomorrow for detached retina. Its been a nightmare for 8 months now. (5 replies)
... I looked up torn retina and the symptoms make it seems like I would know that I had a tear. Plus the doc didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. ... (0 replies)
... I would make an appointment to get your eyes checked. Retina tears can also cause problems like you describe and those can be very serious if left untreated. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you for your response. It gives me hope I won't see this annoying spot in my vision forever now. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry but I more so wonder if it was necessary just because she told me it looked like it healed itself. It makes me wonder if the doctors do this with the patient's best interest or if there's other factors going on. Thanks for your... (2 replies)
... Yes. I had this done 10 years ago due to a retinal tear and I also saw the spot you mention. It was scar tissue and caused by the laser.
Im not sure it ever went away, however after a few weeks I stopped noticing it. Now, I cant even remember which eye I had the surgery in unless I look at my records or my eye doctor sees it with his special equiptment.
Overtime this... (2 replies)
... I recently went to a retinal specialist because I was getting some flashes now and then and a lot of floaters and she told me I had a retinal tear that actually had tried to repair itself but said she would do the laser retinal repair surgery to prevent it from opening. The doctor acted as though it was very low risk and I went along because I feared any vision loss and I... (2 replies)
... Seems that you're worrying already. Perhaps best to get it checked out sooner rather than later. Problems other than a torn retina may have been precipitated by violent vomiting. Only an eye doctor can tell you for sure. ... (1 replies)
... a bit worried, as my vision is still blurred with no sign of improvement. I spent a lot of today reading about blurred vision from hangovers as well as detached retina symptoms... I am hoping this is just a lasting hangover symptom, but no where on line did I read about blurry vision from a hangover affecting only one eye. ... (1 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)