If it is, indeed, a confirmed case of macular pucker or ERM, please ask the retina specialist how bad it is. What grade (see above)? If your uncorrected vision is 20/40, then it can't be that bad. Floaters and cobwebs are quite common and annoying for all of us, but one doesn't do an eye operation, like vitrectomy, just for removing them.
Has he taken your OCT... (6 replies)
... The distortion varies from cloudy to cob web like. ... (6 replies)
... After writing my above response, I consulted the web, and found that ERM removal surgery itself can be done with or without ILM peeling - so that these must be two distinct processes. (ILM = Internal Limiting Membrane, which is on top of the retina, or can be considered as the "outermost" part of the retina itself in touch with the vitreous humor.) And, further, that ILM... (27 replies)
... ctomy sx for macular RD, and the number of days required for the bubble to go away depending on the type of gas. Although I also had done a lot of reading on the web regarding this RD condition and the surgeries, this info was new to me. ... (10 replies)
... you can immediately see that on the web yourself too. Btw, does your scleral buckling get removed later, or does it stay in place forever? ... (10 replies)
... My first time posting here. I had a very odd incidence last night and have been searching the web to see if I can find the answer. I'm a rational thinker and not an overreactive type or hypochondriac at all . ... (3 replies)
... Thanks so much for your response and glad to hear that you've had a good experience post-vitrectomy.
Yeah, the first doc said he would prefer to fix what's wrong first and deal with cataract afterwards, but from what I'm reading on the web, it's easier to get a cataract fixed first. I've got lots to think about. (3 replies)
... drop regiment, so perhaps it is. You should certainly do the punctual occlusion Bleue mentioned. My GS never mentioned it to me, but it is discussed on Glaucoma web sites. My allergic reaction was very clear when it started. My eyes swelled and hurt and turned red. ... (11 replies)
... this problem. I do close my eyes, but it goes onto the skin around my eyes, and sometimes has gotten in my eyes. It was a lightbulb moment. I then researched the web and hairspray is a very nasty substance. I plan to stop using it immediately and find other ways to keep my hair in place. ... (0 replies)
... I have been looking into it but not sure how efficient web based advice on behavioral Opthalmology can be. Seems that there are a few who have significantly improved their myopia with this program. ... (0 replies)
... tubint: Yeah, once these eye troubles (cat+RD+cat/vit sx) started happening to me I have been reading voraciously about them with whatever I can get my hands on - via internet, as well as, sometimes medical books in the local university, library or book-store...of course, with whatever eye is functionally working at that time :). Although it satisfies my curiosity about these... (66 replies)
... Hi Vitcat,
Thanks so much for your reply. I'm trying not to worry about the cataract surgery, and any post stuff that happens, just want to be informed about possibilities. I'll be so glad when it's over.
Thanks again for your reply,
eyemar (5 replies)
... If you are going to have a cat sx after your vit. sx has already been done, then still the possibility of a "secondary cataract" may still exist in that eye, I think, as a risk factor after any cat. sx. Remember, this is a possibility, not a certainty. In my case, my right eye had a secondary cataract, but the left eye did not, although both had a cat. sx one month apart, some... (5 replies)
... Hi Vitcat,
Thanks for that reply. I wondering if after I have my cataract surgery, since I am post vitrectomy, if I will have to have that YAG surgery also.
Do you have any thoughts/ideas about that?
hope you hear from you,
eyemar (5 replies)
... I found a couple of "root-causes" from seemingly authentic web-sites: With face-up position the air-bubble floats on the top and touches the lens side, of course, and not the macula on the backside of the retina. When that happens,
1. The air touches the posterior (backside) capsular bag that holds the natural lens; this can somehow lead to accelerated formation of... (5 replies)
... In trying to get to the root cause of my visual distortion issues after the macular RD repair, I have learned a couple of things from the web which may, perhaps, help others in giving some sort of closure to their problems (perhaps, not):
The change in image size, sometimes called as micropsia/macropsia, can come from the "change in distance between the cones in the fovea."... (66 replies)
As you suggested, I have asked my dr's clinic to send my OCT scans, and they are going to send them as CD's rather than e-copies because, I guess, the files may be too long. My dr had shown them to me pre- and post-op on his computer screen and did actually discuss with me some of the features - like, showing where the wrinkling was with the ERM on the right eye, or... (66 replies)
... xx1944: Intrigued by your question, I asked my cataract clinic (PCLI, Bellevue, WA) about my IOLs (however, my cat. sx was 11 years ago, and may be superceded by better technology now) - Manufacturer: Chiron/LoLab/I.O. (now bought by Bausch & Lomb), Single-Focal Length, Model 80958, Different powers in both eyes, but same optics and lengths. I got back 20/20 after the cataract... (66 replies)
... pg "blood panel" on you, for cholesterol, and many other things. Sorry, that's all I know. You did do a web search about your symptoms, also "Pink Eye", right? ... (4 replies)
... Injections into the eyeball, steroid Kenalog for one example, for chronic inflammation, sometimes won't drain out, and web searching taught me this condition is called "metabolic" something. I forget the other word, unless it's "drainage". ... (4 replies)