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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 more
Perhaps: It may indeed be necessary. You should discuss this with your retinal specialist. ...Read more
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 more
I went to eye specialist had my vision test and eye examine my eyesight is perfect he said if u had retina tear ur vision would b worse so am i fine?
Should be fine: Once ophthalmologist evaluates and tells you that you are fine, you should be fine. ...Read more
I have had full eye exams from specialists and my retina was good eye 20/20 also. Why else am i seeing ripples or waves in my vision? only20 suggests?
Vision: Did you have an OCT of macula? Do you ever get headaches? Consult with us to help you better. ...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?
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 more
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 more
Vision is significantly worse every year ( nearsighted) Dr said I have lattice degeneration & have to see a retina specialist. What causes this? Bad?
Black spot visible in lower right corner of vision. Right eye. Same spot. Visible 50% time. Specialist says nothing on retina. Thoughts?
Eye Floater: You are describing an eye floater which is caused by an irregularity in the vitreous gel of the eye. The fact that your retinal exam is normal is good news as the irregularity is in the vitreous rather than the retina. Floaters are not dangerous and are just irritating. They normally do not require treatment but if it bothers you a Vitrectomy may be an option ...Read more
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 referred to a retina specialist by my ophthalmologist because he saw a depression on my macula, is this serious?
It can be: Since the macula is used for your central vision, any conditions affecting it could cause loss of vision. Your ophthalmologist was correct to refer you to the retinal specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more
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?
Had wavy vision in left eye for over 6mo. Chkd. Fluid under retina, poss. Csr. Referred to retina specialist. Other causes of fluid? Treatment?
CSR: Your retinal specialist has probably ruled out a perimacular retinal hole. Sometimes tincture of time is best treatment, however, your retinal surgeon would be best one to consult. ...Read more
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 more
What is degenerative myopia? Can a retinal specialist determine in high myopics if his/her myopia is degenerative?
Severe progressive: Nearsightedness. In some cases the features of degenerative myopia can be easily identified. In other cases it may be more difficult to ascertain. Some retinal specialist rely on serial b scans while others use exam findings. My guess is that you will find variety of ways to both classify and also diagnose high myopia. Not always an easy diagnosis! ...Read more
I recently visited the specialist and was told I have a retinal degeneration and recurrent corneal erosion do you have any recommendations ?
Separate issues: I hope the specialist was an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist. Recurrent erosion is in the cornea and usually starts with an abrasion that heals improperly. Retinal degeneration is in most cases a peripheral change in the retina which can pre-dispose someone to retinal detachment over time. These a separate conditions; unrelated to each other. ...Read more
Well I think: A yearly checkup is a good idea. But many do not follow this so at least once every two years. ...Read more
Vitreous detachment: Floaters are caused by the vitreous (jelly in the eye) detaching from the retina (typically a normal change in the aging eye). The vitreous clumps up or develops blurry areas within the jelly causing your floater. Yes they can be a warning sign. If when the vitreous changes, causing floaters, the retina is torn you are at risk for a retinal detachment. You should have and examination. ...Read more
Not usually: Rarely are there ophthalmologists physically present or on hand in hospitals. The standard is to be available for consultation. ...Read more
Needs correction: Simply stated it means your brother's right eye sees at 6 meters what the normal eye can see at 18 meters, i, e. He has to get 6 meters from something that the normal eye could see at 18 meters. The left eye sees at 6 meters what the normal eye could see at 24 meters. He needs glasses, most likely. In the 20/20 notation this corresponds to about 20/60 in the right eye and 20/80 in the left. ...Read more
I have a wound under my eye i got hit by a 10 CM stick. Should i see an eye specialist or someone else?
Tracey Leon Bush needs to see an eye specialist. He cannot see out of one eye. Can someone please help?
Consultation: Not sure where you're from. Needs a consultation in person as the eye will need to be examined. If this is a sudden visual loss please present immediately to the emergency room to exclude serious causes ...Read more