... I would get another opinion.....I had to have a vitrectomy because vitreous gel was attaching to my retina and pulling it, the risk was that my retina would be detached completely. So I had the vitrectomy and then within 6 months a cataract formed, which the dr. told me would happen after the surgery. anyway, i waited until at least a year after the vitrectomy, (contact lens... (3 replies)
... I don't know what to proceed with first. First doctor said to just get the vitrectomy and do cataract afterwards.
Second opinion doctor thinks it's best to do cataract first.
Has anyone experienced problems with getting a cataract after a victrectomy? (3 replies)
... I'm a little worried after see the retina specialist yesterday. He said that it was worrisone that I was seeing only the lower right quadrant of the eye chart (Big E) after my victrectomy. That and the fact that when he was looking in the eye with his light, it would disappear to me at times as he moved it around. Then he had his nurse do a florescope (sp) the pics. of the... (0 replies)
... and resolves itself quickly, unlike victrectomy , which can take weeks to heal and vision to return. ... (12 replies)
... I think seriousperson responded last time I asked about this operation. The doc is telling me I will definitely get a cataract afterwards within a year. This is frightening. Sounds very complicated but if I don't have the operation he said my retina will detach. I guess that would be very bad. He has been doing a lot of laser work to try and repair the retina as it has much... (0 replies)
... Detached retina in left eye, August 10th 2012, emergency laser surgery, detached again one week later, emergency victrectomy and scleral buckle. ... (3 replies)
... went right back to flashing lights when I blink. I have been to 3 retinal specialists who find nothing wrong. This is insanely frustrating. I don't know to get a victrectomy or if laser would help, anyone? ... (28 replies)
... help fix the problem. The thing was they didn't have a clear resolution and had to get a board toj review my issues. So some said to jus leave k an some say do a victrectomy with gas bubble an see if that works. ... (1 replies)
... are normal after surgery. He said since I had surgery done on the same eye that had surgery 8 months ago, it takes time to heal. The lst surgery was a victrectomy in June 2011 and the 2nd one was cataract surgery Feb 2012. ... (18 replies)
... I am asking this question for my friend who has had 5 surgeries for his detached retina.
This weekend, he was in pain and found out that oil was blocking where they had lasered.
He needs surgery to remove the oil.
He considered having the surgery in Florida, where his wife just moved and currently lives, as insurance there is apparantly better. His doctor here stated... (0 replies)
... finatley find out about the swelling and etc. . Thanks so much for pointing out that there are a lot of cataract surgerons, but maybe not too many that have post victrectomy patients. Almost everybody I've talked to who had cataract surgery had Not had a vitrectomy. ... (24 replies)
... Cale, It's a Victrectomy / ERM (macular pucker) peel. The ERM is blocking my macula and causing big blank spots in my vision in that eye.
I just found out that I am prescribed the following, and am not sure which one you might be referring to as the one to only take 8 wks.
VIGAMOX (antibiotic) 4x day for 3 days post surgery ($100 per bottle)
OMNIPRED (prednisolone... (16 replies)
... I had a victrectomy procedure done last week to reattach my retina. ... (0 replies)
... I am 7 days post op for a victrectomy for a retinal detachment. At my check up yesterday, the dr. ... (16 replies)
... Thankyou so much that is very helpful. I had a pars plana victrectomy with some sort of laser (??). Well I have just returned from seeing the surgeon and he advised the problems I have been experiencing were mainly due to the surgery and sutures which had caused my eye to become slightly "distorted", this, together with the dilating eyedrops (which I have been using... (10 replies)
... Hi, Dancin', Sharon,
When you had the membrane peeled back, that wasn't victrectomy, right? So you don't have a gas bubble?
Syclone says it's been more than six wks and his vitrectomy bubble still isn't dissapated. I heard a patient tell the optometrist he had a gas bubble for 6 months! Hope I never have that. Know I couldn't sleep on my face.
Is... (27 replies)
... My retinal specialist did the surgery (victrectomy) Maybe it was just the way he did it (saline solution) in my case. I don't even know much about it. I just took his word for everything.
I'm afraid my good eye, the one i just had the cataract removed from, is not doing that well. It has been two months post op and the vision seems to be getting blurrier. I don't know... (19 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)
... Hi Eagle
Lots of questions so let me just jump right in. I had the victrectomy along with my 2nd detachment in my right eye, due to necessity (way too much junk floating around in there!). Mind you this was all back in 1986, so things may have change since then. But at the time yes, a gas buble was placed in the eye to hold the retina in place, and I had to be face down... (9 replies)