Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
That is called vitreous loss. It can happen during cataract surgery and, most of the time when handled by an experienced cataract surgeon, it doesn't cause any long term problems or decreased vision.
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How is your husband doing post-op? Other then the vitreous loss, did the remainder of his cataract surgery go OK? How long ago was this event and, if it was recent, what eye drops is he currently using?
The surgery was two years ago .he ended up blind 6 weeks, but his sight finally returned. Now we're dealing with Bullous Keratopathy- Pseudophakic. He keeps getting blisters on his eye. they never seem to heal. Is the jelly getting on his eye the cause of this?
No. That is not from the jelly. The cells that keep his cornea clear (endothelial cells) are no longer working and they need to be replaced.
There are two surgeries that can do this, the first is called DSEK (endothelial cell transplant) the second is called PK (corneal transplant) If his cornea has a lot of blisters on it the surgeon may not be able to see clearly enough inside his eye to do a DSEK and , in this case, he would need a corneal transplant.
what does this consist of?
These surgeries are usually done by a corneal specialist.
A PK consists of removing his cornea, throwing it away and sewing on a new one.
A DSEK keeps his native cornea, removes the layer of cells from inside the cornea (endothelial cells) and replaces it with a new layer of the same cells. These cells, just like the cornea for transplant come from human donors.
Does this make sense to you?
what will have to be done, he's in a lot of pain!
How soon does this need to be done? He's already blind in his left eye.