... 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)
... I agree, you may have a detached retina. This is an emergency, please do not wait. (6 replies)
... Only a doctor can tell you, but if it's a detached retina you only have a short time to get it fixed so please see a doctor. ... (6 replies)
... If so, you should seek immediate medical attention as it could be a detached retina and that would need fixing asap. ... (6 replies)
... Sometimes damage like that doesn't show up on retina exams for months to years. I'm going to have mine rechecked when I get medical insurance. ... (5 replies)
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... catch it now then later. They took some images of my optic nerve and I wish I could remember how he described it but there was a part or segment of my cornea or retina that looked like it could be showing signs of glaucoma in my left eye. ... (6 replies)
... Yes, the victeromy surgery was deemed a success, as it resolved the initial problem. However, in doing so, it created another one, called macular edema. This caused my vision to deteriorate even more than before the surgery. My retina specialist kept saying be patient; that it would probably resolve on its own. It just continued to worsen.
Therefore, I sought a second... (12 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. However, my vision started deteriorating within months. When I finally left this retina specialist, the vision in that eye was 20/800+.
After only 3.5 months at... (12 replies)
... e able to see this "thing" that you see to some degree unless it is partial and really faint. Dilated eye exam should have been done to make sure the surrounding retina is in good health. ... (5 replies)
... Hello. I'm 25 years old. I have a problem with streaks of light, beams emitting from light sources. This streaks are vertical and they are stretching down or up from light sources( street lights, car light, TV, etc). The strangest thing is, that is some reaction beetween my eyelids and cornea/iris. Streaks are getting longer when i am squnting my eyelids. I can eliminate it,... (0 replies)
... figure. I said now what, so I waited a week or so and then went back when they told me I had a small tear in the retina and I would have to do surgery. I said this can't happen I am paranoid of surgery. ... (36 replies)
... I have seen more than a a handful of eye doctors, three of them retina specialists, and every single one says that there is absolutely nothing that can be done to prevent them from happening. There are no eye drops, etc. ... (36 replies)
... office procedure that tacked the retina around where it had torn. ... (36 replies)
... ut it's not bad at all. That will stop any new bleeding but once there's a scar they can't do much. Our best hope is stem cell treatment where we can grow a new retina but that's still in the future. ... (1 replies)
... as to what could be causing this, unfortunately you really need to get in to see a good opthamologist. Certain things like a scratched cornea or even a detached retina can be very serious if not treated quickly. ... (2 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)