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is it within the realm of expectation that a prudent practionier would look for this during a routine exam after hearing my concerns?
I admit that I could see but not very well when I left his office. By the time I had surgery I was very nearly blind in the affected eye.
i did not have any of the above mentioned symptoms
no, but I could read decently. Maybe 3 or 4 lines lower than my left eye, which was almost 20/20 corrected. The main problem was that distance was poor and reading was also poor. In the past, it was easy to correct for one or the other.
So.. just to clarify, I may have had a minor tear early on still been able to see. I suspect this to have been the case. Could such a minor tear be detect with a routine exam? And, would the surgery to correct such a minor tear be considerably easier than to repair a major tear with ( I think my dr called it a macular detachment)
Thank you. I may have follow up question later, but I am satisfied with your responses.
Just a follow up question regarding recovery from this surgery. I had a 20% detachement and the macula was involved, The dr used a buckle and a gas bubble. I'm now 10 days post op and I'm seeing about 20/30 minus 2 with my eye still significanty dilated. No double vision or anything unusual. The bubble is disapating and I can see it floating around as I move.
My question is to the amount of physical activity that is appropriate. I've been cleared to walk all I want but to avoid head jostling. Are there any specific risk factors from excercise that I should avoid such as elevated heart rate or general weight lifting at this stage?
I realize that I am currently under a doctors and will defer to her on these questions, but I was just hoping for an additional perspective.