Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
I agree with your surgeon. I would expect you to have a peri-foveal retinal abnormality corresponding to the area of your distortion.
It may not be easily visible on clinical exam but should light up with a fluorescein angiogram.
Now. What could have caused this? Well, many things and the actual cause may never be found. It might be from light damage, although this is not very common with modern cataract surgery. There could also be a small vascular infarct.
If your surgeon does not have the facility to perform angiography I would suggest you consult with a retina specialist.
Hi. I was just working on your question. Welcome to chat.
Thanks. My follow up is this. Can I assume (not guarantee) that the condition will probably be stable. Not get better, not get worse. I was considering that if a virus got to the retina via the ocular nerve path that it could be a spreading situation.
That is a very good question. As a retina specialist I can tell you that your symptoms do not make me think you have a viral retinal infection at all. I would not give this a second thought. Also, you are correct -- your visual issues will, most likely, remain unchanged as the retina doesn't heal itself very vell.
Does this make sense to you?
Yes, a good working concept. I accept.
My pleasure. Have a good day.
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