... about your sister. Two detached retinas at one time is rough. I've had one. It manifested itself with the curtain effect you mentioned, and they performed the virectomy that day. I developed a slight cataract afterwards, but nothing that interfered with my vision or that required surgery. ... (15 replies)
... Please help...my 38 yr old sister has been near sighted since the age of 8. She -8.5. We always joked about how 'blind' we were. Well she has apparently experienced floaters in her left eye on and off for years.
She was followed by a personal friend who is an OPTOMETRIST. Last Tuesday (8days ago) she started having floaters in her right eye. This was new and... (15 replies)
... tarqact op in his right eye due to a cataract he is waiting for his left eye to clear up after a seris of PDT and they want to wait until it has before they do a virectomy and a cataract op in that eye. ... (0 replies)
... leasant....And I developed the usual cataract from that surgery, but the cataract surgery was a breeze. Hardly any recovery needed. However, the patches from the virectomy are there, so there is a limit to how much cataract surgery helped. I still have distortion too, so the vitrectomy didn't help. ... (3 replies)
... r the consult and after he spoke to my optometrist he already has me on the surgical schedule for the 27th. I understand they recommend an acrylic lens for post virectomy patients but you might want to check on the concerns and risks. ... (24 replies)
... my brother had virectomy to repair retinal detachment as well on sept 14, 2010. he does have cataract due to gas bubble. he sees everything as darkness. ... (5 replies)
... with it. I still see the balls of light and flashes in the peripheral he said to learn to live with it. When they did the virectomy they left some of the gel around the retina to prevent detachement in the future and that is what causes the flashes. ... (16 replies)
... I had a partially detached retina in my left eye after strenuos work lifting bricks. The Optomoligist did some lasik repair on my right eye retina but It was 4 days before he could schedule an operating room and do the bubble repair on my left eye. Afterwards - the eye was useless. "Oh, you have a cataract! Lets see how it is in six months." I think how come I now have a... (15 replies)
I just wanted to add my two cents here and give you some encouragment.
Back in 1986 my right retina detached 4 times in a four month period. I was always terribly near-sighted due to retinopathy of prematurity.
On that retina I had the scleral buckle, laser to reattach the retina and a vitrectomy with the gas bubble. I had that darn gas buble the last 3 surgeries! I... (15 replies)
... Thanks a lot for writing...wow at only 19? Everyone is surprised that my sis is only 38. Many have asked if she is a diabetic (she's not.) I guess the oddity is that she has 2 at the same time.
That's crazy that the medicine that was suppose to help heal your eye made it worse. Yet another thing to worry about. Right!
I hope your vision improves fast. Take care:) (15 replies)
... I Can give some advice on this subject im 19 and last year i started seing a curtain my left eye and went to a optomologist and was diagnosed with a retinal detachment. and i had sclaral buckle+vitrectomy and gas bubble. i had to have my head down for 3 weeks too. in my case my vision didnt return that good but that was due to a complication with the steroid they inject to... (15 replies)
... Yeah, sorry to hijack your thread. I don't really have much advice to offer your sister. Just hang in there. I hope everything works out well for her. (15 replies)
... I guess, in hindisght, I shouldn't have mentioned the whole optometrist thing. It takes away from the entire reason why I wrote the post...just looking for ideas, advice, support, etc. You know, all of the reasons you come to a place like this. I only mentioned the doctor thing because the whole situation is so frustrating although I realize that we are all human. Thanks... (15 replies)
... She complained of floaters "on and off for years", which is much different than a sudden, recent onset. Listen, I'm not saying the optometrist didn't miss it, but the ophthalmologist saying that he's somehow better trained to find these things is just plain wrong. Sometimes docs miss things, optometrist or ophthalmologist. As far as training goes, there seems to be a lot of... (15 replies)
... But Squatchimo, the optometrist did miss the detaching in the left eye that coincided with the appearance of floaters a year ago and has continued to miss it.
I have a lot of respect for optometrists but they're not medical doctors and don't have the same training. They should be able to examine a dilated eye and see the same things as an ophth, but they are not as familiar... (15 replies)
... Sounds like another disgruntled ophthalmologist doing everything he can to degrade optometry. The statement about an optometrist not having the expertise is blatantly false. I don't know what "expertise" he has to see that an optometrist doesn't. Dilating drops and a BIO? Also, your sister should tell her optometrist what the ophthalmologist said. If he's in the... (15 replies)