Originally Posted by tess27
Hi, I'm new to the board and have been recently having eye problems. I'm a Female, in my 20's, wondering about a procedure used in examing the retina. I had a tear in my retina about a month ago and had it repaired by laser. I have since been making frequent visits to the retina specialist to make sure everything is okay because I keep having flashing lights. I'm wondering if anyone else who's had retina exams knows about the procedure where they press on your eye with a metal object to get a better view of the retina.
I think it's called scleral depression. Well, I'm wondering if this could be harmful to the eye in anyway because each time I have it done it is very uncomftorable and painful and I always feel like they are pressing on my eye really hard. I don't understand how this can't damage the eye. I'm worried that i've had so many of these exams done recently that it could be damaging my eyes. I have tons of floaters when I never had them in my life before. I also have the beginning of a posterior vetrious detachment in my right eye that I developed after I started getting these exams. Could this be caused by them pressing so hard on my eye? I have this in the eye that didn't have the retinal tear so I don't know what could have caused it.
Yesterday I had the exam again and I yelped out in pain from the doctor pressing on my eye so hard and my eye felt sore the rest of the day. I feel queasy just thinking about it. Anyone else who's had this procedure done, did it cause you any discomfort and do you think it could cause damage to the eyes or retina's themselves?
Thanks for taking the time to read this and anyone who has any thoughts I appreciate your response
Hi I am wondering, how are you doing? Last year I had a blunt force trauma to my left eye. Lost some vision and went through many months of procedures to save my sight. About two weeks ago I woke to lots of floaters in my right good eye. I ended up with a tear and had it lasered. About a week later I had another tear and hole in my right eye and a tear in my left. I had those lasered and have lots of black floaters still. I was told I am at risk for more during the next 6-8 weeks.
The worst part was the SD, it hurt like crazy and my eye hurt the entire next day. I felt like I had been kicked but I endured it because it helps them see tears and holes. .
Wondering if anyone else out there has had this happen with repeat holes and tears?