... I thought I should jot down my retinal detachment/vitrectomy journey - it, perhaps, may help other patients to see the progress 1.5 and 2 years after the surgeries. I did see my surgeon last week, and, according to him, the silvery beads that I mentioned earlier are just remnants (scars?) of the laser treatment on the periphery during the vitrectomy surgery. Frankly, I still... (10 replies)
... I have retinal scars due to histoplamosis. It affects your central sight. I have central scatoma in rt eye an paracentral scatoma in lft eye. ... (4 replies)
I had the same experience as you. I went to my optometrist and he said he saw something funny on my retina. I went in to the retinal specialist and he did all these tests (fa angio, oct) and diagnosed a "retinal defect". He couldn't say how I got it or anything, just wants me to come in once a year for checkups. The anxiety is killing me. I see a wavy line in that area... (10 replies)
... up went with the retinal specialist in Sept. ... (10 replies)
... that I'm not the only one in the universe experiencing this. Please let me know how your appointment this weeks turns out. I have my second appointment with the retinal specialist this week as well. ... (10 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)
... hensive eye exam at the age of 39, not expecting to be told that anything 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 recently when to my opthamologist because I was seeing wavy lines when looking through my right eye. He told me I had two scars on my retina. He said he didn't really know what caused them. I haven't looked at a welding arc. ... (10 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)
... Also histoplasmosis is causd by fungus in soil called histoplasma capsulatum. Used to be prevalent in Mississippi Valley area. Now, however, it is in most states. (4 replies)
... My diagnosis used to be referred to as Histplasmosis Syndrome of the eyes. But it has also beencalled Occular Histoplasmosis and more recently Histoplasmosis Retinopathy. It used to be very rare but not so much anymore. You may want to consider if your city, state offers assistance for the blind. Dept of Human Services or the like will have list of resources as should your... (4 replies)
... May I ask you correct diagnoses? It has to be the name for it.
Just yesterday I was diagnosed with something called EPIRETINAL MEMBRANES FIBROSIS.
I had my eye exam 8 month ago and had 20/20 vision at age 55. All of a sudden, about 3 month ago I got problems with my left eye: blurry, I cant watch TV or read with it, I use only right eye, covering the left one and poor... (4 replies)
... Although I may be late with my reply I may be able to help with your question about floaters and retinal detachment. ... (13 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)
... Hi ladies.... I as well have a scare on my right eye,which i have had most of my life as far as i can remember lol. I had cancer when i was 5 and my eye Dr. said a few years ago that it wasnt a birth effect and it may have been from something with the treatments i had which he doesnt really think thats the case eaither but there isnt a fix to my problem. Ive learned to live... (10 replies)
... :)Hi both of you.
take a look at the ILM peeling thread, it is important for you!
ciao, Marshall (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., could cause the scarring. That is all I could get out of him...Which sounds like more than most of you got from your physicians. I was wearing contacts for... (10 replies)
... Man, nobody? The doctor told me it wasn't that rare. I guess it must not be that common either. (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)