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    Old 06-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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    Vitrectomy Issues

    I underwent a vitrectomy approximately 4 weeks ago due to a retinal tear and detachment in my left eye. The gas bubble has begun receding, but am having a hard time keeping both eyes open due to the double vision I am experiencing. I can focus on an object in my right eye, but that same object is to the left and slightly tilted. Is this a normal side effect at this stage of the recovery? My tear was in the upper portion of my left eye and lying face down was not part of my recovery. I would normally query my doctor on this type of issue but questions are met with disdain and annoyance. I would just as soon hear from someone who has gone through or is going through this process.

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    Old 09-30-2013, 03:15 AM   #2
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    Re: Vitrectomy Issues

    Hi Dutch,

    My situation is very similar to what you describe, but with my right eye. I had three retinal tears and my macula was mostly off and I am now 4 weeks post op with only a small gas bubble remaining and double vision just as you describe.

    I feel very fortunate to have got some vision back, all the way from left to right, given the macula was off, but I am still concerned about the extra, sloping image. I would be very interested in hearing how your vision progressed from this stage please. I was hoping it would go back to normal as the gas bubble disappeared, but this doesn't seem to be happening.

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