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What Causes Your Depth Perception To Be Off After A Vitrectomy For A Detached Retina
Re-calibration: A vitrectomy removes some of the vitreous humor from the eye. Light goes thru this and is refracted in a particular manner. After vitrectomy, the amount of vitreous is different and your eye, optic nerve and brain have to re-calibrate the incoming light information and the response to it from the brain. Change requires time for adaptation. ...Read more
A vitrectomy operation is a microsurgical procedure performed under a microscope in which the retinal surgeon removes vitreous gel from the back of the eye. A tiny cutting instrument is used as well as a fiberoptic light.. A variety of other instruments, such as a laser may be used, depending on the circumstances. The operation is usually performed under local ...Read more
I have kaleidescope vision. I'm wondering if it may be a detached retina. I've had a victrectomy. Eye gell replacmnt. Retina tears- fixed w/ laser surg
New?: Needs evaluation, it may be from retinal changes but sounds as if maybe a cataract is also a possibility. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I still see a black curtain covering part of my vision now after 3 weeks of having vitrectomy with a gas bubble for retinal detachment. Is this bad?
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3-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Surgeons use gases with different rates of absorption for this purpose. Usually drops continue for between two and four weeks, depending on situation. Finally, silicon oil can be used and no positioning at all is required but the oil must be removed. ...Read more
1-8 weeks.: Although less common, a short acting gas bubble in a relatively simple detachment can facilitate a shorter period of face down positioning. Silicon oil can be used instead of gas and no positioning at all is required but the oil must be removed. While face down, you can use your other eye to read. ...Read more
Depends!: On how extensive the retinal detachment and repair was. Your reading vision may never return, but if all goes well you should start seeing better and possibly be able toread with that eye 45-90 days following the surgery. It may be longer, and you may need subsequent surgeries as well (cataract). ...Read more
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read more
3weeks post op for vitrectomy with gas bubble due to retinal detachment. Is it better to be active and use the eye for bubble to reabsorb?
No: Follow your eye surgeon's recommendations. Often maintaining a certain position, such as face down, or sleeping on the right side, is important to keep the gas bubble in contact with the area of the retina where the detachment occurred. Moving too much early in the healing phase could case your retina to re-detach. ...Read more
None: These are mechanical and structural events usually preceded by straining or anatomical problems. No medication will cause them but some can ease the pain. ...Read more
Hello my dad just had surgery for a detached retina I have a physical disability, when he recovers can he lift me or will it cause more damage to eye?
Hole in Retina: An rd is usually caused by a hole or tear in the retina or from membranes pulling on the retina. If you are referring to an rd after lasik, it is possible that distortion of the globe during surgery can cause a detachment, but it is unlikely. You should immediately see an eye md if you have symptoms. ...Read more
I've been getting regular check ups with my eye doctor and my eyes seem fine. Can reading or studying a lot cause a detached retina?
Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more
Interesting question: Flashing lights from a vitreous traction which might lead to a retinal tear or detachment are usually described as white. Orange or red floaters (some describe flashes) may actually be blood from a ruptured vessel due to the traction. The flashes do not necessarily mean you are going to get a detachment. But get an exam! ...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
Sometimes I randomly see stars and my eyes are a little red. Been wondering if I have or developing a detached retina.
Perhaps: Some techniques used to repair a detached retina can lead to premature cataract. An example surgery is a pars plana vitrectomy where the jelly pulling on the retina (vitreous) is removed from inside the eye. While removing the vitreous may speed up cataract development, we accept this occurence as without an atrached retina, the eye does not see. Cataract surgery may be needed down the road. ...Read more
The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid). The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more
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