... Hi All;
I've read the 47 page post on ERM/ILM Peel and found it very good. The last post was 2012. Wondering what's the status in 2016 of ILM peels. Do they improve BCVA? Remove distortion (waviness horizontal, vertical)?
What are the downsides? Does ERM return? Are Mueller cells hurt? Removing an item the Creator put in place can't be all that "risk free".
I... (1 replies)
... Thank you. I know other people who have used the same doctor - for different things and not surgery- and they really like him. My issue is different than yours so I hope you heal all the way. I originally had the flashing lights and later developed the macular pucker, which is generally how it starts - with the flashes, i guess vitreous floaters. I just wish that the doctor... (10 replies)
... I had a vitrectomy a little over two years ago because of a macular pucker. However, I had no gas bubble, so cannot answer you on that. ... (10 replies)
... Hi Jazzzdiva,
I had the same surgery about 3 years ago, and I still have a tiny hole in the very center of my vision, but the dr. said I would always have that. I would get another opinion, if I were you. They should be able to tell you if that will be permanent or not.
I wish you the very best, I think any kind of eye surgery is very scary,
eyemar (1 replies)
... I had a vitrectomy for a macular pucker a year and a half ago. The main symptom was distortion. ... (1 replies)
... If it is, indeed, a confirmed case of macular pucker or ERM, please ask the retina specialist how bad it is. ... (6 replies)
... balance. You need to ask a retinal specialist or an eye doctor to rule out macular pucker since that can be serious, although not always. ... (6 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)