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Old 10-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Post Vitrectomy Vision

I had a vitrectomy on Sept. 6 for a macular hole. During the surgery there were some complications in that the retina did tear. The doctor also used a larger gas bubble for me because of artheritis in my neck I was not able to keep the head down position 24/7. He told me the bubble would last quite a while longer. The bubble is still some what present but is way down at the bottom of my eye. The part of the eye that isn't covered with the bubble has extremely blurry vision and I'm not able to read with it yet. How long does it take to get your vision back after a vitrectomy? I'm really worried that the retinal detachment may have made my situation worse and now I'm worse off than I was before the surgery.

 
Old 11-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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I had a vitrectomy on Sept. 6 for a macular hole. During the surgery there were some complications in that the retina did tear. The doctor also used a larger gas bubble for me because of artheritis in my neck I was not able to keep the head down position 24/7. He told me the bubble would last quite a while longer. The bubble is still some what present but is way down at the bottom of my eye. The part of the eye that isn't covered with the bubble has extremely blurry vision and I'm not able to read with it yet. How long does it take to get your vision back after a vitrectomy? I'm really worried that the retinal detachment may have made my situation worse and now I'm worse off than I was before the surgery.
Hi Pixpuf,
I'm wondering how your vision is now. It took mine about two months to be good. Let us hear from you, if you have time.
thanks,
eyemar

 
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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Re: Post Vitrectomy Vision

I had SX 9/21 on my right eye. Takes a while for vision to improve. I did not need reading glasses but now I need glasses for reading and distance. Also has SX in left eye, still with bubble. Still have hole in retina, going for glasses tomorrow. Will have to get lens changed as vision improves, I hope.
Both eyes are so blood shot, are yours? How long does it take for this to clear up?

 
Old 12-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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I had SX 9/21 on my right eye. Takes a while for vision to improve. I did not need reading glasses but now I need glasses for reading and distance. Also has SX in left eye 11/16 still with bubble. Still have hole in retina, going for glasses tomorrow. Will have to get lens changed as vision improves, I hope.
Both eyes are so blood shot, are yours? How long does it take for this to clear up?

 
Old 12-03-2012, 08:29 AM   #5
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I had SX 9/21 on my right eye. Takes a while for vision to improve. I did not need reading glasses but now I need glasses for reading and distance. Also has SX in left eye 11/16 still with bubble. Still have hole in retina, going for glasses tomorrow. Will have to get lens changed as vision improves, I hope.
Both eyes are so blood shot, are yours? How long does it take for this to clear up?
Budjd,
It took my eye probably 4 to 6 weeks for the bloodshots to clear up.
could not see anything for about 2 weeks while the buble stayed in.
Hope your vision improves greatly!!
eyemar

 
Old 12-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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eymar,
Facing two issues: 1. repeat Sx/of injection. 2. Type of eye glasses

Thanks for your reply. My left eye Sx not successful. Dr. advised two options: to h ave Sx in 2-3 months or wait for the FDA approval for "ocrioplasmin" injection (one time). He said is was created for macular holes. I even feel this eye is worse than before Sx.

Do you know of anyone having this Sx twice. Not sure if I could do the face down recovery again (already did this for my right eye).

Do you know of any other methods to correct this? Afraid of eventually going blind.

Going to another VR specialist on Friday.

PS. Having new eye glasses made...one for distance and one for reading. Was advise the progressive lens takes 3 weeks to adjust and not for everyone. Any thoughts on which type of lens is better after this Sx?
Thank you again for responding.

 
Old 12-10-2012, 07:51 AM   #7
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eymar,
Facing two issues: 1. repeat Sx/of injection. 2. Type of eye glasses

Thanks for your reply. My left eye Sx not successful. Dr. advised two options: to h ave Sx in 2-3 months or wait for the FDA approval for "ocrioplasmin" injection (one time). He said is was created for macular holes. I even feel this eye is worse than before Sx.

Do you know of anyone having this Sx twice. Not sure if I could do the face down recovery again (already did this for my right eye).

Do you know of any other methods to correct this? Afraid of eventually going blind.

Going to another VR specialist on Friday.

PS. Having new eye glasses made...one for distance and one for reading. Was advise the progressive lens takes 3 weeks to adjust and not for everyone. Any thoughts on which type of lens is better after this Sx?
Thank you again for responding.
Hi Budjd,
I am not aware of anything else that would correct this. I'm glad you are seen another specialist. Hopefully they will be able to help you.
I'll be praying for better vision for you.
Let us know how your dr. visit goes,
eyemar

 
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