... side. I also have myopic macular degeneration in the left eye which used to be my dominant eye. This caused bleeding into the retina which left a scar so now I have central vision loss just in the left eye. ... (2 replies)
... Hi--I have myopic macular degeneration too. I was always very nearsighted and have worn glasses since I was 6. My prescription was -19 right eye and -17.5 in the left eye. When you're high myopic your retinas get very fragile and thin and that's what causes the cracks and bleeding into the retina. When I was 55 years old (I'm 65 now)I went in for a cataract evaluation and... (3 replies)
... Hi w188, I dont know what lacquer cracks are but my mom had an aneurysym rupture in her retina causing bleeding & she is fine. The opthalmologist did a little laser type cautery to stop the bleeding & then the little blood left over took a little while to fade but her vision is fine now. What did the opthalmalogist tell you he was going to do? (3 replies)
... I had a vitrectomy 3 years ago, and your vision does definately get better over time. My Retina started detaching after I had shingles on the left side of my head. They did not get in my left eye, but my eye swelled really bad. The drs. ... (3 replies)
... I had a vitrectomy almost a month ago due to a detached retina. The doctor stated that this just happened because my eyes are so near-sighted. I am really concerned about my vision, and wanted some feedback if anyone has had this type of surgery. I am 39 years old, and I am very active in exercising.
My vision is not at 100% - it seems like out of one eye, I am looking... (3 replies)
... First, I have been seen by the vision clinic, and also had a complete eye test, and they say what is happening is normal for my age, but I am left puzzled.
I went to the clinic because of an increase in floaters in my right eye, which has always been a bit weaker than the left one.
The doctors said that the jel in the eye is gradually breaking away from the back of the... (3 replies)
... Hi Jackie !
Best of luck to her..
I had cataract surgery 15 years ago with a similar rx! She will be fine. At that time they left some myopia there. Because the machine could not precisely measure my eye due to extreme nearsightedness (long eyes) and the dense cataracts. No big deal, my -5 glasses just look like a regular myopic person !
Check your eyes totally,... (18 replies)
... Hi there everybody, Looking hopefully for some clarity from anybody who may have experienced this.
My vision in my right eye has gone slanted. Sort of like italics but to the left. I am 8 weeks into recovering from my fifth surgery, originally started as retinal detatchment back in September 2012. Now has been 4 vitrectomies with gas, buckle, oil, and the fifth which was... (0 replies)
... ain with a different size so maybe they won't fall out this time. He said if I were to see a lasik specialist, there is someone who performs lasik who is also a retina specialist. ... (24 replies)
... Went to the opthalmologist again. After doing all the basic pressure checks and retina exam he thought it seemed I have eyestrain and maybe a case of dry eye. Had to make a follow up for three weeks from now and trying dry eye drops. ... (4 replies)
... Ophthalmologist. Though never retina specialist, though they also do the slit lamp look through. I went to ophthalmologists, at least 2 different ones, when I only had floaters in the past. ... (4 replies)
... Have you seen a retina specialist? ... (4 replies)
... eeps saying that he is really pleased with his work to which I finally replied "that makes one of us." I decided to have a second opinion and went to Mayo Clinic retina specialist and he concurred with my original DR that the detachment fix was good and the best he could offer was to have my glass lens fogged. ... (0 replies)
... Dear BlephBeGone,
I am doing O K. Older than you. Have you thought about glasses to give your eye relief. They make a fashion statement today. One person in the eyeglass store told me (I was looking at the frameless ones on the bottom lense) I wouldn't do that as the frame hides the darkness under my eyes. Never forgot that. Glasses can add to the wardrobe too, by having... (24 replies)
... photograph the eye to make sure the retina has not torn. ... (0 replies)
... a 'spot' which is called a nevus in the retina of the left eye! ... (3 replies)
... in RD even if the light enters your eye you cannot see, whereas, in cats the light simply cannot enter your eye even if the retina is in good condition. ... (3 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)