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You may not get back to perfect 20/20 vision after the surgery (although I've had it happen in a number of cases) but your vision should be much better, not only on what you can see on the eye chart but by having much less (hopefully no) distortion.
I would suggest you not see an optometrist at all and continue to follow up with your retina doctor or a general ophthalmologist.....
It will take a variable amount of time to heal after the surgery. What vision you have six months post op is probably the best you can expect to get....
This has nothing to do with migraines...no worries there.
You do not need pre or post op oral antibiotics. Infection etc is a risk in every surgery, even if it is only to remove a hang nail :), that is why your surgeon told you about it.
Molly, only you and your retina surgeon can decide if the surgery, and the risks thereof, are worse than leaving things alone. From what we have discussed I think surgery is the way to go.
I wish you the very best. Let me know how things turn out.
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I had the surgery for macular pucker last week. Still have blurred visionin that eye and a large bubble or air pocket. Dr. was a littledisappointed that the vision was so poor. He said there was blood inthe eye from the surgery and that in time the eye would absorb it and thegas bubble. I go back in 2 weeks. Thanks for your help.
I had the macular surgery last week. Vision is still very blurry. Thedoctor said it was loose blood vessels that would soon be absorbed into theeye. I could see better before the surgery but he said to give it a coupleof weeks. I have another appointment. The retina is in tact and the gasbubble is gone. Vision is still too blurry to drive. Very discouraging.Molly