... My husband is post victrectomy for macular hole, 4 days and is concerned that his pupil is still dilated and not much vision yet. ... (2 replies)
... I had vitrectomy operations for retinal detachment for both eyes, and it took 2 or 3 weeks until the gas bubble injected in the eyeball went away (was automatically replaced by your eye's own saline solution). Until then the vision is, indeed, blurry. So, that's okay. But before that ask him to maintain the head down position or whatever the doctor has advised, very strictly,... (2 replies)
... If he's on any drops which dilate his pupil (Mydrilate is one, active ingredient is cyclopentolate) his pupil will remain dilated. Check what each of his eye drops is for.
Does he have a gas bubble? If yes, his vision will be affected until it goes -- which could take up to 9 weeks. It is a slow recovery process.
His surgeon is the best person to ask for answers, but... (2 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)
... in 2 months since I got my new glasses. So in January, 2014 I now had a victrectomy in my left eye as well. The vision still hasn't come back sufficiently in this eye. I set up an appt. with Dr. ... (0 replies)
... 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)
... 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? ... (30 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)