I am very sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Retinal detachments can be difficult to treat and the success of the surgery usually depends on how soon it is performed after the onset of the detachment. Usually, the surgery should be performed within 48 to 72 hours in order to preserve useful vision.
A frozen pupil, refers to a pupil that remains dilated despite bright light. This may result from little stimulus of light being perceived by the eye secondary to the retinal detachment or may occur secondary to trauma sustained during the surgery. Either way, once frozen, normal pupillary activity is not likely to return.
From what you have described, I believe that there is little hope for the vision to improve. However,I think it is important that you address the tearing
and the sesitivity to light that has bothered you. For the tearing, I recommend that you visit an oculoplastics
specialist. These doctors concentrate on the eyelids and have several alternatives that may help decrease the constant tearing. To help keep the bright light out, you may want to visit an optometrist
that specializes in difficult contact lens fittings. Usually, these optometrists can be found working in well established ophthalmology practices.
I know this is a difficult situation for you. I often remind my patients that, fortunately, losing vision in one eye does not mean blindness
. God gave most of us two functional eyes at birth and after such an event we can now depend on our remaining healthy eye. You must concentrate on protecting the other eye. This means wearing glasses with shatter-proof lenses
(polycarbonate material) at all times. Also, any floaters or changes in your vision to the better eye should mean an instant visit to the ophthalmologist
for a complete evaluation.
I wish you the best as you continue to deal with this matter...