... Thank you for your response. It gives me hope I won't see this annoying spot in my vision forever now. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry but I more so wonder if it was necessary just because she told me it looked like it healed itself. It makes me wonder if the doctors do this with the patient's best interest or if there's other factors going on. Thanks for your... (2 replies)
... Yes. I had this done 10 years ago due to a retinal tear and I also saw the spot you mention. It was scar tissue and caused by the laser. ... (2 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)
... Is the scar inside your eye on the retina or on the front of your eye on the cornea? ... (5 replies)
... contacts and my optomertrist saw a scar on my retina. ... (5 replies)
... I know your posting about the retinal scar is quite old, but did the doctor ever determine what caused it? ... (3 replies)
... I just wanted to give an update on my eye problem in case anyone ever has the same and is worried. ... (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)
... the scar is on my retina, but on the periphery so it doesn't affect my vision, if it was in the centre of my retina I would have a blind spot. ... (5 replies)
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... that it would probably resolve on its own. It just continued to worsen. ... (12 replies)
... I had vitrectomy surgery 2 yrs ago due to Macular Pucker. The surgeon removed four layers of macula that was attached to my retina, causing it to pull, bleed and swell. Operation was a success in that regard. However, my vision started deteriorating within months. When I finally left this retina specialist, the vision in that eye was 20/800+.
After only 3.5 months at... (12 replies)
... Hi--Are you nearsighted? This sounds like myopic macular degeneration. It's different from the more common macular degeneration that is caused by aging. Myopic MD can happen to much younger people in their 20s and 30s although I was diagnosed with it when I was 55 (I'm 67 now) just in my left eye. When you're severely nearsighted your retina/macula can stretch and get very... (12 replies)
... Anyway, on with the story. When I was 11, I noticed a spot in my left eye that I couldn't see through. The doc said it was nothing and would go away. ... (0 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)
... Thanks for letting us know. Fancy name, eh?
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... I had some retinal neovascularization on my left retina that took 4 laser treatments to stop from leaking. I have had no leakage for 6 months. ... (1 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)
... I had Vitrectomy for scar tissue on my macula, but no buckle or gas or anything special. ... (2 replies)