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. Reading your posting it looks like your primary question is" what is the chance of having another detachment in the right eye".... Is that correct.
It looks like you rated my response to you as being poor before I'd had a chance to discuss things with you. I'm still online and would like to help if you would reconsider and reopen a chat.
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. Please don't click on the rating button until we have had our chat and I have helped you with your questions. I want to do a good enough job so that you give me a good rating.
Give me just a minute to try to get your questions in order to answer them. The patient, and I'll get that each one of them
. Okay, now I understand you were rating some other doctor poorly. Will I will do my best to get a good rating from you
There are several different reasons which cause retinal detachments. And knowing the specific cause of the retinal detachment could help us estimate the chance of recurrence. Do you know if your retina detached was because of lattice degeneration or some other kind of progressive retinal disease, or did it occur as a result of a posterior vitreous detachment. If you know this it will help me give you an answer about the chances of further detachments
You said you'd had a retinal detachment in your right eye. Do you know if a retinal buckle was used to repair your right eye?
While you are typing your response to my last question, I will go ahead and respond to your question about the disability board and your significant loss of vision in your left eye. From what you describe it sounds like your surgery was complicated, for reasons we don't know, since we were not a part of the surgery. However, quite often complications can be repaired or get better with time. So it may be that your surgeons are expecting you to have improving vision in the left eye.
Wow, it sure sounds like you've been through a lot. But don't be concerned about the floaters and the cloudy waves that you are experiencing. That doesn't mean you're going to get another detachment. Those symptoms come from changes in the gel part of the eye, and they're usually temporary. Based on your previous six months of good result, with no complications to this point, we would consider that a successful surgery and anticipated no further problems with your good eye.
I hope this helps you feel better about the condition your right eye. Is there anything else you would like to ask me?
Well, I assure you that you will find easy access to excellent retinal surgeons all along Route 66. Get in touch with me if you need one and I'll set you up. I'm glad that I could be of some help to you this evening. If you need anything else just let me know, best wishes
I'm very glad I could help, best wishes.