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is surgery already scheduled?
Yew. for lateSept.
Do you have a retinal detachment as well?
I do not.
my computer is running out of battery and I may lose power shortly.
if I get disconnected, then i will resume later tonight.
When can we continue?
In general, silicone oil is used for people who have a high risk of retinal detachment after surgery.
that doesn't appear to be an issue in your case.
I suspect that your doctor will use saline or possibility an air bubble, which is replaced by fluid over a months' time as you heal.
regarding the vision potential, that is difficult to say.
Won't saline allow more blood to accumulate, while silicone will not?
it is the persistent blood that is problematic, not the continued bleeding.
the surgery clears the blood faster, than your eye can do it itself.
silicone oil is unlikely to be used in your case. obviously, you should confirm with your surgeon.
regarding regeneration of the retina, that does not happen.
if the retina is damaged, then it is damaged.
sometimes, the retina only has minor damage, but the overlying blood impedes the vision. in which case, clearing the blood will help.
do you have any other questions i can help you with?
Before the eye filled with blood, the doctor was able to take a picture of the retina to see if swelling took place. He has not been able to do this recently. I also had pellets of a steroid placed in the eye to minimize swelling. Will these pictures be able to be taken again, and how much value do they have?
once the blood is cleared with surgery, then the it will be easier to examine the retina and check if there is swelling and check if the lasers and/or steroid injections are working.
Also, will surgery on this eye have any effect on the vision in the other eye?
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