Re: Vitreous Hemorrhage Reabsorbtion? (Am I going to need surgery :/)
I'll just hazard a tentative and un-expert guess, in hopes it will help you get through this by letting you know we care.
Are you by any chance low (hypo) thyroid? 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". I wasn't told anything about a drainage problem, ( had had several Kenalog injections) and that it's not really licensed for eyes, especially not for hypo-thyroid patients, until I'd had Kenalog debris in one eye for SEVEN years!
There had already been a more recent similar injection in the other eye, more than one year ago now, which also won't drain out. On my own, knowing doctors are very afraid of increasing thyroid dosages, not much being known about thyroid until recently with the web forums, I bit off a small chip every other day for about a week, and no longer see any debris most days in the 7-yr eye. The newer injection had not deteriorated, evidently, enough, but SOME of it went away. I probably need to do the experiment again. Drivers' license exam in March.
Vision had immediately gone "down" from 20/40 in that eye with the latest injection, when some truth began to be expressed ("I thought since your thyroid dose is so high, it would be okay") to, with the last injection, 20/30 and I have no way of knowing yet if the DAMAGE is permanent or if drainage would improve it. Also don't know if I would have the same drainage problem if they resort to Avastin or something.
Lately, learning to knit, my vision has been getting worse, seems like mucus in that eye when I get up mornings. I've read that's typical of ageing eyes with macular damage or age-related macular degeneration.
We have all the luck, don't we, when we have eye problems. I've had the maximum laser treatments for diabetic retinopahty, rogue extra blood vessels that have to be sealed. One time I was trimming shrubbery, with my glasses on so you'd think I wouldn't get branches in my eyes, but one got in behind my glasses, from the side, and I had to go to the opthalmologist, who said it's injured but will heal, and it did. I can sympathize with you about the dirt ball accident, almost been there. Did you have some kind of drops with which to wash out your eye? Might there still be some infection?
Please keep us posted about what happens, and what they did to improve it, if anything. Maybe they never had the problem before? Guess you did or will google with a term like "Foreign matter in eye" and/or "Accidental dirt in eye"? Good luck.
Last edited by Eagle; 11-04-2012 at 05:30 AM.
Reason: To assure her she's not alone and perhaps get more info for my own problems.