... up visit this week, and the macular pucker is now a macular hole. When it was a macular pucker, he suggested Jetrea injection. ... (19 replies)
... I thought I had written a reply to this but, may be, I did not save it. In any case, here's the brief version: Know that macular pucker and macular hole are two different things: a pucker is the same as epiretinal membrane (ERM) - a thin film over the retina, whereas, a hole is a retinal detachment (RD). Vitrectomy is just an in-between operation for both symptoms where they... (19 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)
... It is frustrating, to say the least. The last time I was there, they saw no evidence of a pucker. They just said it was fluid behind the eye. I do go back on the 30th of this month. Hopefully will get good news. Just so tired of this poor vision:(. Thanks for your support. (5 replies)
... I had a vitrectomy in June 2012. ... (5 replies)
... Can anyone recommend a top surgeon for Macular Pucker vitrectomy (preferrably in NYC, or possibly south Florida)? I've had consultations with two "top" doctors. The first doctor, which I saw at Manhattan Eye and Ear, was rated one of the top retina surgeons in the US, but his bedside manner was non-existent. He was rude and made me feel stupid every time I asked a question.... (5 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply. I go back to the surgeon on the 14th. I did call last week. His nurse called back and said it was from the gas bubble, even though I had told them it was gone. Trying to be patient. I shouldn't do research on my own, I keeping reading about a macular pucker,because of the crazy distortion. May check into the coating on the lenses. That would... (5 replies)
... I hope they did an OCT scan of your eye as that is the only way to be sure of incomplete PVD. Yes, it is almost certain that a cataract will follow vitrectomy so the surgeons will avoid operating as far as possible. Cataracts are usually slow growing and it could take years before they really interfere with vision. ... (33 replies)
... Thanks so much for reply.
your experience is very helpful to me. I was first diagonised in Sept. and I have seen 2 retina specialists and they are telling me to just wait and see, which I'm certainly planning to do, becasue i can still see pretty well. i do have the small yellow hole in the center of my vision, but when i turn my head a certain way, I can still make out... (33 replies)
... In my case, the first vitrectomy was not at all helpful because it left me with a black spot in the centre of my field of vision. ... (33 replies)
... Thanks so much for your reply,
Did your vitrecotomy help before it lead to the complications of the macular pucker?
What was the timeframe?
How long was recovery from the surgery?
Did you have lots of restrictions?
Thanks again for your reply. (33 replies)
... In my case it happened quite suddenly and needed a vitrectomy to sever the filament. That led to the complication of macular pucker which needed a second vitrectomy. ... (33 replies)
... Hi ,
I'm 53 and waiting to see if my left eye will improve. diagonsis was retina refraction detachment. Which the retina specialist explained as the vitreous gel was attaching to my retina and not "sliding" off". There's a 50/50 chance it could get better with no surgery, so I'm just "waiting" to see. Has anyone had a similar problem, and if so , how long did it last ? ... (33 replies)
... Right eye, vitrectomy 2005, cataract 2006
Left eye, cataract 2006, recent vitrectomy. I've been nearsighted since I was 7 and wore contacts until the cataract surgeries. Have appt with doc next Friday which is not even 4 weeks post-op (33 replies)
... The "swath" of missing photoreceptors in my OCT scan post surgery is very mysterious...one would think that if they were missing due to pucker traction, there wouldn't be such straight margins at the edges of this "swath". ... (33 replies)
... Yes, I actually had the ERM/ILM/vitrectomy 4 wks ago. The surgery wasn't bad, but the wondering about all of the potential complications was my concern.
I just had the 4 wk exam yesterday, visual acuity a bit better than 20/200 where I started, but I still have some blank spots in my central vision which the doc says may or may not ever go away. IOP at 18, so that was good.... (33 replies)
... However, I did develop cataract and had surgery for that, followed by cataract surgery in left eye. I just had a second vitrectomy on left eye for the macular pucker, and am hopeful. I was back to work in 2 days with no restrictions, no pain,but it does take a while for vision to improve. ... (33 replies)
... Macular pucker peel 2 weeks ago. ... (2 replies)
... Surgery interruption. Am I being selfish here? I'd like to hear from anyone if they would be angry, as I am, about a nurse entering the surgery room during the middle of an Vitrectomy ERM/ILM peel surgery.
During this surgery, I heard a nurse pop in the room and ask my surgeon, who is in the middle of the most delicate/detailed surgery possible-where it takes full... (0 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)