... I have something similar, a retinal scar causing some distortion in vision. I had a flourescent angiogram to rule out bleeding and Dr said nothing could be done and come back in 6 months. ... (1 replies)
... I have been having some vision distortion and have been told I have a scar at
the back of my right retina. This scar was noted previously, after I had vitreous collapse - both eyes- after having general anaesthetic (told no connection just a coincidence !) but no-one told me then, 3 yrs ago, or photographed it for comparison.
Nor did I have any distortion before.
It is... (1 replies)
... I hope you may be able to share any experiences you may have of retinal scar removal with retinectomy please. ... (0 replies)
... I know your posting about the retinal scar is quite old, but did the doctor ever determine what caused it? ... (3 replies)
... I ended up at a Retinal Specialist. To this day, I am still his youngest patient that he sees. ... (0 replies)
... So glad you got your OCT's and sounds like you have already made good use of them by becoming educated. I am really no expert, just self educated and it's been about a year since I really delved into the research, so I am losing some of the details in my memory. I mostly watched my OCT's for retina/macula swelling. Mine is still thick (400 vs healthy 250-300ish range) but I... (67 replies)
... ye problems before that ERM so once diagnosed I spent a couple months researching ERM's and went to 4 Retina Sp. with new OCT's at each office. I was hoping the scar tissue would break loose from my macula and clear my vision, but was told that hardly ever happens...so went for the surgery. ... (67 replies)
... My ERM scar tissue was so thick that it blocked my central vision over my macula. It doesn't go away on its own unfortunately. ... (67 replies)
... Vitcat: I had a Vitrectomy for a membrane peel (ERM) in my left eye. The scar tissue came out of no where but I became 20/200 within months so had to have it removed.
I too have a good Right eye which post surgery, carries the load.
Post Vitrectomy on left eye: 30 days post I could see some letters on the 20/40 line but still had a blank spot just to the right of middle... (67 replies)
... I'm going to the opthamologist next week for my 6 month check up on my retinal scarring. He will dialate my eyes again. I don't know what caused mine either. He said it might have been caused by a virus. ... (10 replies)
... Okay, thanks for your reply. I am trying not to worry about it. (3 replies)
... I've heard of lots of people who have retinal scars for no known reason. No point in worrying until you get it sussed out. ... (3 replies)
... At my most recent eye test my optician told me that she found a slight scar on my retina in my right eye and so she gave me a letter to give to my doctor so he can arrange for me to go to hospital to have it properly checked out there. ... (3 replies)
... ple of ways. First, you develop weak blood vessels in the retina which leak fluid beneath the retina causing it to detach. Diabetes can also cause a tractional retinal detachment, which occurs when scar tissue forms, contracts and pulls the retina off. ... (16 replies)
... doc didn't see anything but a small peripheral retinal scar that she said was not causing the symptoms ... ... (9 replies)
... Hi Again Cher,
Any injury to the eye can result in a premature cataract, unfortunately. So surgery to the eye often results in one. After 4 retinal detachments & a vitrectomy, I developed a cataract in that eye in about a year. Guess it's just something we have to put up with sometimes. Sure stinks when you have no choice in these things.
Dont' be so hard on yourself,... (6 replies)
... I had to have the vitrectomy because of all the retina surgeries and retinal tears causing a lot of debris in the vitreous, plus it was pulling on the retina. So it sounds sort of the same type of thing you are having. ... (6 replies)
... I saw the eye specialist today and he said I have what is called Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium, which is basically a benign lesion that I don't need to worry about, but just get checked once a year. ... (5 replies)
... I'm not sure of all the other things that can cause a scar, but a vein occlusion can. If a blood vessel gets blocked, a small area of cells will die. In an otherwise healthy person, (i.e. no blood pressure/artery/heart/diabetic problems) the cause of an occlusion is unknown and probably random. Unlikely to occur again.
A retinal tear might cause a scar (anybody with tears... (5 replies)
... I saw the doctor this morning, says the laser scar looks good but said no heavy lifting for two more weeks. That's no problem, for I'm retired. ... (4 replies)