... I also missed your post prior to your surgery. Good to hear that things went well for you. I had a vitrectomy with the ILM peel using the 25 g instruments in Feb. Everything went well with the surgery. ... (9 replies)
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... I am in the same situation as you except that my vitrectomy was on my amblyopic left eye. ... (10 replies)
... My macular problem started with occular migraines for 4 months, then sudden and severe loss of vision in one eye which was first diagnosed as papilloedema. A month later, the vision had improved but had developed into a scotoma that was attributed to macular oedema. Over the last six months I have undergone a CT scan, an MRI scan, angiography and several infra-red scans.
At... (9 replies)
... Hi Sree234,
You need to ask your dr "why" the vitretomy was done in your case. Did the accident cause retinal detachment (RD)? How bad was it - just peripheral RD, or central (macular) RD too? Is it a "macular hole" or a "macular pucker" (epi-retinal membrane), or both? Was there hemorrhage inside the vitreous? Was your lens damaged too? I am no doctor, but each case has... (20 replies)
... Hi xx1944,
From my experience as a patient, cataract surgery itself is much less stressful than vitrectomy, and heals faster (1 week, at most) - you also see the results quickly (everything becomes much clearer: I got back 20/20 vision with the IOL). That too was local anesthesia for me on an out-patient basis - I could hear and see with the other eye everything during the... (66 replies)
... My father had a vitrectomy four weeks ago to repair a stage 3 macular hole in his left eye. The gas insert has dissipated, but he has no central vision. ... (2 replies)
... You are still very early in the recovery process. I believe that you will see (literally) improvement in the coming weeks/months. What does your surgeon say about your prognosis? (I know that it is difficult to get a straight answer from some surgeons.) Detachments that don't involve the macula generally have the best prognosis.
While your eye is healing, you want to be... (5 replies)
... think your vision now and in the future after oil removal can depend on the reason for the detachment. If your macula has been unaffected then you have a better prognosis than if the macula has suffered damange. ... (12 replies)
... emphasise that I am not qualified to judge the prospects of a successful outcome in her particular case. You should really be asking her doctors for an 'honest' prognosis and as a matter of urgency. ... (5 replies)
... If your retinal detachment did not involve your macula, your prognosis for visual recovery is much better than if it did. ... (12 replies)
... Saw my ophthalmologist today and she says all looks good. My visual accuity has improved still further and she assures me that the scotoma will gradually reduce as the macular oedema reduces. It is that which continues to bother me. I'm constantly aware of a blur on the left side of my visual field. (9 replies)
... Same thing then. Oedema or, more correctly, Œdema with a diphthong, is the UK spelling. (9 replies)
... I believe the swelling is also called macular edema. (9 replies)
... Thanks for your comments, Salutz. Every country/health system seems to have its own quirks. The surgeon originally told me I could go in early morning and go home after the op but the hospital admin had other ideas. With our health care system, the surgeon looks at it from the practical angle whereas the hospital gets a financial benefit from the insurance payback on a... (9 replies)
... Hi KeelaC. Thanks for your interest. In principle, I can see no real difference as yet. The scotoma is still there in the south-east corner and looks exactly the same as before the op. The only real difference is that I no longer have the urge to close that eye when working on the computer (all day). Maybe the fact that the macula is no longer under tension is the reason.
I... (9 replies)
... Sorry Brian, I missed your previous post.
Glad the op went so well and hope your vision continues to improve. Would you say it is better now than before the surgery? You say no gas or oil---what was used as a substitute for the vitreous? (9 replies)
... Well no-one seems much interested in responding but I shall continue to report on my progress for the benefit of any others who may be faced with this operation.
Just over a week later the white of my operated eye is completely clear of the slight redness caused by the intervention. This is quite remarkable considering that I have had four 25-gauge instruments inserted around... (9 replies)
... I had my operation this week and all went fine. For anyone worried about facing this operation, I can assure you that there is no need for concern. The procedure was just like any other general anaesthetic op. The lights go out and you wake up with a patch over your eye - no pain, just a bloodshot eye when the patch is removed 24 hours later.
At this moment, my vision is... (9 replies)
... We are pleased and hopeful that the prognosis is better that we had been told before. It's a waiting game now. ... (19 replies)