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kindly give some more information regarding your question-
- what is your present vision, are you able to see the light or any hand movement etc?
- on the retina examination what do the two specialists say - is it totally attached?
- what medicines are you on?
I had a vitrectomy back in June of 2010 for removal of floaters (left eye). Different surgeon performed the procedure. Went great....no problems....about a month for full recovery.
It was by far my worst eye as far as floaters but it went so well that I had other eye done. Wow, big mistake.
Thank you for your reply.
My central vision is pretty good. Still somewhat blurry but I feel like it is getting a little better daily. Still a few small floaters, but not too bad.
The "shiney activity" has remained pretty constant since day 1 with no improvement or any worse in the perpheal vision. Seem to notice the shimmering a little more at night with eyes closed and having used the alphagan drops prior to bed.
If it is retinal damage by surgery mishap is there a chance for some improvement by "cell rejuvenation" of retina. If it just got a little better and "off my face" it would be tolerable.
One last question. I think we had a misunderstanding of my original surgery. I did not have a retinal detachment and band encirclage but rather a vitrious removal of blood hemoriging from a previous vitrectomy and the repair of a retinal tear using laser. Only after this treatment did I lose the perpheal vision. The surgeon that did this procedure claims the small areas that appear damaged do not "match up" with the areas of my blindness and that is why he thinks it is optic nerve problem. Yet the opinion and testing of another doctor says my optic nerve looks great...absolutely no problem.
What would you do if you were me? I have two conflicting reasons for my problem and I know that time is of the essense when treating the retina. It is hard to just wait another month with no change for the good or bad. Sorry to continue like this but give me your professional opinion on what you would do if your eyesight was a huge part of your professional career from now on.
Are you there to answer my one last question?
I am sorry for the confusion, I thought you had a retina detachment surgery.
If there was no band encirclage, then usually the peripheral vision should not be compromised.
One of the investigations that you get get done is a visual field test to look for whether the optic nerve is compromised or not. An FFA (fundus fluorescein angiography) might demarcate areas of retina damage if the blood supply to the affected areas is compromised.