What is your opinion on the use of Ocriplasim for treatment?
What is the procedure for that treatment?
What are the risks involved?
How much can one expect to pay for the procedure?
Before this drug was FDA approved surgery vitrectomy was the route taken. Doesn't it means then that the eye would deteriorate before proceeding with surgery and hence a loss of vision experienced?
It doesn't necessarily mean that, no. However, the FDA studies done on this drug excluded those patients who had a prior vitrectomy, because these patients are less likely to have the classic vitreo-macular adhesion that causes macular holes. Does that make sense?
As I said my left eye was given a vitrectomy for vitreo-macular adhension. The symptoms came on so suddenly with dramatic visual distortion. I am very fearful that my right eye will do the same thing without much warning. Does the OCT give a good indication of what should be done?
Yes, the OCT does give a fairly good indication of what may happen to the eye, especially when taken into the context of what happened with your left eye. You sound like you are probably a good candidate for the ocriplasmin injection. As to when this injection should take place, there is no hard and fast rule as to when the injection should happen. This is best decided between you and your retinal surgeon, who knows your case intimately. Unfortunately there's no suggested time-frame that has been suggested by research studies as there has not been multiple studies done of this drug yet to elucidate that kind of an answer.
Does that make sense?
This all makes sense and I may have further questions but for now I can't think of any. Thank you for your kind replies, I appreciate the information.