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    Old 09-30-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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    Whos had a Partially Detached Retina?

    i am 19 and i went to the doctor for random eye check up and it turns out i had a partially detached retina. The doctor said its from a hot to the eye or sometihng similar , but i dont recall being hit in the eye for along time.

    anyway i had surgery after that and they attacked a buckle ( piece of silicone) under my eye to push back the wall of the retina.

    it took about 3-4 weeks after surgery for the eye to heal relatively well.

    i had a few floaters before the surgery and i still have some. Doctor said its due to surgery some tissue pieces are creating these floaters.

    i had a post surgery check up , and the doctor had to use a laser due to some of the retina still not attaching well.

    i still have 1 or two appointments to go.

    i am just wondering who went through this similar proceedure.?

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    Old 10-02-2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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    Re: Whos had a Partially Detached Retina?

    Hi Russianman,
    Well, I have had my right retina detach 4 times. And I had a tear in the left retina, but no detachment. My first surgery for the right detachment included a sceleral buckle. That was in 1986. I still have 20/25 vision in the right eye, the left has always been legally blind at 20/400. Due to all the laser on the right eye, I've lost some peripheral vision. Have a few floaters that come & go.
    Even just a hard hit in sports, especially to the head, can result in the retinal detachment. Car accident, diving....anything which may put a great deal of force in the head/eye area.
    How's your vision, other than the floaters? Lucky you caught it early.

    Old 10-04-2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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    Re: Whos had a Partially Detached Retina?

    When I was 25, I went to my eye Dr. for my yearly exam and she informed me that my retina was partially detached. I do not remember being hit in the eye or the head, but she caught it just before it completely detached and I went blind. I had laser surgery two days later, and minus the few floaters I have, the surgery was a total success and my vision is fine. That was 3 years ago.

    Old 10-04-2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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    Re: Whos had a Partially Detached Retina?

    my vision is still above average. however i did notice it was recuded abit. i use to have "super" vision as the doctor said , but now i cant reach that level .

    and regarding the post above me about the tears. i had three tears. but i have no idea how they occured

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