... were attached to the retina and didn't want to let go. When I saw the doctor the next day to have my patch removed, he said that it was stubborn and he always wins. ... (2 replies)
... About seeing flashing lights, there is a gel or thin layer of liquid at the back of the retina that dries up or clamp up as we grow older. ... (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)
... I don't need glasses and can read and see "fine." He used machines to check different parts of my eyesight, took pictures of my retina and looked into my eye with a very bright light. ... (0 replies)
... I am sorry no one has responded yet to your post. I hope you are feeling better. I wish I could help. I have eye issues myself with pressure and some pain in the right eye. They say mine is TMJ related. I don't know. I did have cataract surgery back in December in that same eye and now have a swollen retina. It sure isn't fun having issues. I hope you are finding some answers.... (1 replies)
... Thankyou for replying. In my case it is odd that dry eye started just before floaters appeared. But I will keep that in mind. So you think floaters are usually a permanent change? (7 replies)
... Most eye floaters are caused by changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. Microscopic fibers within the vitreous tend to clump and can cast tiny shadows on your retina, which appear to you as floaters. Anxiety doesn't cause it, but if you are anxious you may be more aware of them.
My floaters are from vitreal tears.... (7 replies)
... 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)
... 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)