... 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)
... Hi Jerome,
I'm not an eye dr., but i'm betting you have a cataract. After I had retina surgery, I went thru the same thing. My vision kept getting worse, due to a fast forming cataract. Did the retina dr. tell you that it is very common, almost for sure, that you will get a cataract after any kind of retina surgery? Anyway, get to an eye specialist and get it checked. ... (3 replies)
... I had retinal surgery to close the tear in my retina through the "freezing technique" that fuses the tear together by creating a small amount of scarring. ... (3 replies)
... Just a small reply from my own experience w/kenalog. Due to My own personal problems with extra-ordinary Scar Tissue, Internal, Topical/skin etc...my Dermatologist Treated me (started back in the 1970's) for many many Years with an Injection type, steroid product called Kenalog, just under the skin at a 15degree angle/(supposedly non-systemic) injections to reduce that... (8 replies)
... I went to my opthamologist for my 6 mo. checkup and he said that there was no change in the scarring which is good. He now wants to see me in a year to check again. ... (10 replies)
... ing was wrong with me other than a possible need for reading glasses. I was also told I had scars on my retina near the macula. I have had one appointment with a retinal specialist and histoplasmosis and toxoplasmosis have been ruled out. ... (10 replies)
... I was just diagnosed with the same thing. My doctor told me that the scarring could be caused by either a virus or a bacteria ebntering the eyes and the resulting white blood cells trying to consume the bacteria, etd. ... (10 replies)
... Hi bekah
I'm curious as to what the eye doctor did in order to see the scarring. Was it a procedure they didn't try the other times you had gone to the doctors?
Also, I'm curious were they able to diagnose your condition from your appointment?
Thanks (2 replies)
... new eye dr just to get the ball rolling to see specialist and low and behold he was able to look at my retinas and even show my husband on the screen all of the scarring and stuff on them, up until now everyone has said my eyes look perfectly healthy it must be neurological. ... (2 replies)
... I found it interesting when you were talking about the blind spot. I've been told I have retinal scarring with no explanation. And I have a huge blind spot that is very noticable and I let it bother me really bad on some days. ... (24 replies)
... them I believe. I've worn glasses since I was a baby...I went to the eye doc a while back and the visual field test showed some disturbances so I also went to a retinal specialist and he said there was some retinal scarring but it was nothing to worry about. He said there was no particular reason for it.. ... (24 replies)
... Anyone diabetic with a lot of scarring damage and slow healing had the experience? ... (9 replies)
... Thanks for the info, but I think you misunderstood, this didn't happen to me. It happened to a buddy of mine. This ALMOST happened to me which triggered me to start asking questions about "what could" of happened, etc.
And you're right, I don't know anything about the eye. All I know is I care about the well being of myself and my friends, and when a buddy of mine told me... (16 replies)
... That's exactly what I needed to know, Cher, that the saline solution is what I'd want instead of gas. Thanks so much.
Do you have to shop around for someone who'll do it that way, hard to find?
I'm glad you warned about post-op swelling, too, and I know just how you feel about risking the one eye that you depend on most. I was very nervous about getting the second... (19 replies)
... I had a victrectomy last year for retinal scarring. I did not have to recoup laying face down. I think that happens if you have a gas bubble with oil. I just had saline solution. ... (19 replies)
... When you say "optician", do you mean an optometrist? I realize you're in the UK and the terms are a little different. It might be a good idea to have an exam from an ophthalmologist. He might be able to explain the--is it retinal?--scarring. Wouldn't hurt to download an Amsler grid from the net and give it a good go. (7 replies)
... if a difference in pressure existed across the retinal surface. I was assuming the seal was not broken. ... (18 replies)
... For both eyes, I had air-bubble post-vit, so don't know much about silicon oil, except that it is used when face-down posturing becomes very difficult for some patients, as, perhaps, in your mother's case. The oil, just like the air-bubble, holds the eye-ball shape after the vitreous has been removed from it, and presses on the retina for it to stick to its RPE base if there... (18 replies)
... I've been to the optician who checked me for glaucoma and cataracts. I had neither. Retinal photographs were also fine. They checked me for dry eye and for corneal scarring. There was no problem here either. I don't have astigmatism. ... (0 replies)
... I hope you may be able to share any experiences you may have of retinal scar removal with retinectomy please. ... (0 replies)