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I had vitrectomy around thanksgiving last year and was wondering if after this recovery if I can get a new lens in my glasses or is it too soon??
Didn't you have a scleral buckle and endolaser too?
Good memory!! I had another detached retina in my other eye
Oh....sorry to hear that .
To answer your question: You should be fine to get a new lens in your glasses at this point.
the second one was easier....
Of course, you understand that you will get a cataract in the next year or so in the eye that had the vitrectomy.
So the eye should be stable and healed at this point??
yes. It should be healed and stable enough at this point, if everything went a planned, to be worthwhile changing your glasses Rx now.
How did the vision in the other eye turn out?
Good thanks...Appreciate your help Dr. Rick
My pleasure. Have a good day.
I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. And please let me know if the rating system gives you any troubles. Thanks in advance, Dr. Rick MD FACS
I just noticed you said something about a cataract??
OK am i correct to understand that it isnt until a certain point that the cataract is ready for surgery... I already gave you an excellent rating doc
Great Thanks Doctor Rick, you are the best. .wish you were local...
It looks as though the system or you are looking for more money..I am happy to give you a tip.. How do i do that??
Got a question about sceral buckle removal
Need help with vitrectomy operation question
I was charged 5508.27 for surgery .. this seem reasonalbe or too much??
Looks like it was an insurance mix up .. i just got it resolved and down to 490.14 thanks to Blue cross..
oh boy what do "we" do now??
Thanks Dr. Rick you are the best.. and thanks for understanding!! Have a great day!!
LOL thanks I sent you a bonus for excellent customer service and soh .. sense of humor!! Thanks again
Glaucoma questions Dr. Rick??
Just checking... you there??
trying to figure something out... After my virectomy i had glaucoma... why would someone have glaucoma all of a suuden after a surgery when before the surgery there was none??
Snowmobiling?? Are you from Minnesota too?? Thanks for that explanation Dr. Rick ..No streoids injected as far as I know.. However iwas put on Azopt afterwards...
I want to explore another possibility... my doctor was very concerned twice at 2 of my followups regarding the pressure. He wouldnt let me leave the office until it was at a a safe pressure. Also i did have the gas bubble put into my eye for the operation??
Now .. is it POSSIBLE the doctor screwed up something??? Is it POSSIBLE???? According to my online research it seems possible...
If the IOP was too high then the central retina arrtery could have been occluded temporarily??
Dont worry Dr. Rick i wont use your name any where . I know doctors are hestiant to talk about the M word.. I just need some facts...
THe reason i am pursuing this is becuase at my last appt with a different doc she said I have optic nerve damage and PERMANENT vision loss in that eye. It is partial but it is permanent and it does affect my ability to make a living... so how would I go about eliminating the doctor error??
This is very important to me doc and you are my man.. hehe
OK doctor .. you have been very helpful in the past and I appreciate that... I will rate you favorably... I am not convinced that i was given proper care however..esp since i was perfectly fine before the operation and now I have all of these problems...I realize doctors dont like to talk bad about another doctor so I will move on... is the scenario mentioned earlier possible with the occlusion???
OK i appreciate your candid response.. Here another avenue I was pondering...The doc was definitely very concerned with my IOP on the follow ups however the follow ups 2 weeks and a month apart..what happens between the appt when the pressure is too high?? Esp since Azopt is a SUSPENSION and I was never told to shake that bottle by that doctor. My optomestrist told me that and was very surprised that i wasnt told by my retinologist. .what happens when you combine the high pressure between appts with the eye drops problem???
I like your first sentence here...a slow progressive issue.. so how did I get it so fast??? The optometrist was for glasses not for glaucoma but THanks anyway doc.. I was thinking more along the lines of not enuff medicine with the drops..
So now that you know my situation and my mindset what would you suggest I do from a consumer standpoint??
THanks Dr.Rick.. didnt get all the answers I wanted but I sense you dont want push the malpractice line of questions...
Stay warm up there..and thanks for all of the other eye info..
You are welcome Dr. Rick.. I guess I need to find someone as thorough as you down here in FLA>> to proceed.
THanks Doc I am near Miami Boca Raton area .. Naples is about 3 hours away.. Bascom main campus is in Miami I used to work at UM across campus.. :)
I guess the first step is to get the records from the doc... because of HPPA laws I am entitled to them correct??
OH really??? Please let me know when you are in Boca.. I'd be happy to buy you a beer or whatever else you drink.. I need a break from the wife occassionally hehe .you have my email???
Darn!!! oh well... offer still stands if you figure out a way to contact me.. us northerners gotta stick together MArk Royer at Florioda atlantic University
THanks for all of the info DR. Rick , see ya ( hehe) next time