I am 38 years old female. I am very myope. I had a vitrectomy
and gas bubble put in on july 30 for a retina and macular detatchment. The gas buble moved to the frontal cavity on day three after surgery but my retina has already reattached. I still have some gas as i was told it takes longer for the body to process if that happens. Its been about six weeks and i have about less 1/4 diam gas bubble visible. I was to lay upside down for two weeks 24/7.
My eye is not that red anymore and when looking down i can sort of see my fingers. My eyelid is less swollen but still looking a bit droopy. that eye looks smaller and moves creepily to the side when i look at it very up close to the mirror :)
I am on 5 eyedrops two for eye pressure cosopt and alphagan and the atropine, cipro and prednisolone. Originally i was to have cataracs surgery and they were going to fix the tiny hole later. Then a hole opened a bit more but it was still small,and they were going to fix it with laser but the day before surgery my retina and macula
detached and i had emergency surgery the next day. surgery went well that according to the doctor. I will have catarac surgery in end of dec or january if everything continues to heal. My next appointment is tuesday. I saw my regular doctor aug 8 and saw an older retina doctor aug 21 to double check all was well and ask questions; again my doctor is considered very good but not as verbal as the more experienced soft spoken specialist but unfortunately he lives two hrs away so its difficult.
Anyways here are my questions:
1. first, is it normal to see like a little pool of water in my pupil? I know its not the gas bubble because that is elsewhere.
2. Today i see some more floaters which the doctor had said is normal but they are a bit bigger not tiny specs like before. And i also see a sort of orange peel looking cluster of floaters in my eye that i didnt see yesterday' morning which is one of the symptoms i saw the night it detached. Last night i had a headache but nothing else out of the ordinary. I dont know if this is an emergency or if its normal. Maybe i had them before but since the gas bubble was bigger i couldnt see them. My doctor is not very verbal and he didnt really give guidelines to watch out for and since my mom is blind from one eye and almost completely blind from the other one i am concerned. She's had things that happen to one in thousands so i want to be as preventative as i can. I started to work 4 weeks after surgery.
3. Lastly i want to know when i can start running and lifting weight regularly. All i have done up to date is walk and just started that last week.