I had detached retina
surgery on 4/20/2010. I was given a visual acuity test 1
day before the surgery and my visual acuity was pretty good, with my contact in.
I had a slowly increasing clouding of my vision but not other signs for months before
that. But then the cloudiness started accelerating and I had a thin black line at
the top of my vision. The doctors (2) that looked me over were both amazed I
could see as well as I could. Perhaps it was scar tissue. Then I had the surgery,
including the buckle, gas bubble, laser, cryo, the works. I had a doctor checkup
a few weeks after the surgery and his comment was "well, at least the retina
is still attached". 20% of the bubble was gone at that time and I was able to see
overtop the bubble. My visual acuity was almost 0. But I did not feel bad because
I thought the bubble was dominating. NOw, I am thinking I will be blind in one eye for life. I have a grey cloud over most of my field of vision.