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Dr Rick Since I last spoke with you I saw my retinal surgeon,

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Dr Rick Since I last spoke with you I saw my retinal surgeon, Ascan showed that the membrane on my retina is changing this is what happened to my lt eye when the retinal whole developed.I am leagally blind in that eye now even though I had the whole repaired.I di.It is not a true wholed not get the surgery until 1 year later I think this is why it was not successful.If I catch this new hole in my rt eye early can I prevent it fron getting worse It is not a true whole yet but it is a puker .The will not operate unless it becomes a whole.Have you heard of a whole occuring in the other eye .Is there any treatment at this point I seewaves and dips in my good eye and the middle af words are distorted. Pat
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

yes. It is entirely possible for the a hole to form in your eye that now has signs of macular pucker. Will it always happen? Of course not.

Dr. Rick :

As you noted the sooner you get treatment for a macular hole the better your chances for a positive outcome.

Dr. Rick :

There is no treatment for macular pucker at this point. However, should your vision drop to the 20/40 level or to the point where you can not see well enough to do the things you need to do, your retina surgeon can do a pars plana vitrectomy and a membrane peel.

Dr. Rick :

There, of course, are risks to this surgery.....one of them is the formation of a macular hole :(

Dr. Rick :

It does, however, sound like you are in good hands and that you are right on top of things. Just remember to check your amsler grid every day and have a low threshold for getting in touch with your eye doc for a complete exam.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Let me know if there are there any other concerns or issues you would like to discuss on this topic.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is the test you are refering to Is there an eye institute in the USA that can help me more than here in Canada they never mentioned the peel
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Any retina surgeon would be able to do this surgery for you. If you wanted to come to the USA any major teaching hospital would have Retina Professors who do membrane peeling. If you could tell me what major US city is close to you I'd be happy to get you more specific information.

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