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Have moderate macular pucker. 1 retina specialist said it will affect my vision within 5 yrs. & another said It may never cause problem. Any opinions?
Does it bother?: Macular puckers have a wide range of effect on vision. If the vision is mildly affected and it does not bother, I generally recommend observation. If there is significant distortion that affects a persons vision performance, I often recommend surgery, regardless of visual acuity. So the key is how much does it affect a person either from poor acuity (blurriness) or distortion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with macular pucker in 2014. Recently had an exam by retina specialist. Was told pucker got a little bigger but nothing can be done for it. He also told me to come back every 6 months. What's the point if nothing can be done for it?
Treat if worsens: Small retinal puckers are common and don't require treatment. If they enlarge however, treatments are done, so that is why they follow you. ...Read more
Retina specialist exam for macular pucker. He didn't mention this but notes say hemorrhage supertemporal to disc. Wouldn't he tell me if serious?
Detachment unlikely: Ophthalmologists are well trained to detect detachment and are very sensitive as to this possiblity because this is not a condition to be wrong about. Is there something in your family history that makes this more likely? Have you had the classic symptoms: light flashing, floaters, greying of vision, traumatic history? I would guess you do not have a detachment. Second opinion? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My retina specialist did not examine me by scleral depression(lattice).He said there was no need and he would do that if he saw any suspicious spots?
Good peripheral view: Retina specialist are trained to examine the entire retina all the way to the most peripheral parts, to search for defects. The view to the far periphery is dependent on factors such as pupil dilation, clarity of media, presence/absence of native lens or lens implant, experience of the retina specialist, etc. If factors are favorable, there may not be a need for scleral depression in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Checked by retina specialist, no vitrious detached or pvd, vision 6/6 every thing normal, then why I got floaters, what may be the reason? I am 23.
Degenerative floater: Degenerative floaters are caused by vitreous changes with age/time, which can start at a young age, esp. if the eye is nearsighted. If there are sudden new floaters noticed under less light intensive circumstances, they might signal a retinal tear, and an eye exam is highly recommended -but in this case was already normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision is significantly worse every year ( nearsighted) Dr said I have lattice degeneration & have to see a retina specialist. What causes this? Bad?
I have been referred to a retina specialist by my ophthalmologist because he saw a depression on my macula, is this serious?
If I have a ruptured blood vessel in my retina, would a retina specialist be able to see it upon examination? Thanks.
I have been reffered to a retina specialist due to s hole that was discovered yesterday on a yearly eye exam. No symptoms . Wii this be surgery?
Hole: It depends. There are different types of holes in the retina. Some holes are asymptomatic and low risk-- they can be monitored. Other holes are a greater risk for retinal detachment and may require laser treatment. Your retina doctor will decide what course is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant flickers in my peripheral vision (mostly left eye) in dark since a couple of weeks.Checked with my retina specialist-no tear.Will it subside?
Had wavy vision in left eye for over 6mo. Chkd. Fluid under retina, poss. Csr. Referred to retina specialist. Other causes of fluid? Treatment?
If I have multiple sclerosis do I need to see a retina specialist along with my regular eye doctor?
Can taking antioxidant, taurine, hyaluonic acid, omega 3 cure my eye floaters, having floaters past 1 year, eye normal checked by retina specialist.
Retina specialist: eye doctor said let pvd run its course and vitreous pull off completely. Isnt laser a treatment to prevent detachment? Any other?
Floaters: The vitreous is a jelly-like substance that fills the back part of the eye. Around the age of 60, it begins to liquify and form small floating strands (floaters). These strands may initially appear as small flashes of light or small black dots or wisps in the vision. If a dark curtain starts to cover the vision, then a retinal detachment may be occurring. Laser is used for retinal pathology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers