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And this has noting to do with your optic nerve and I very much doubt it is a "torn retinal". Please allow me to explain:
There is no way that a ophthalmologist or retina specialist would send you home with a "bump" or small rip in your retina without treating it. Full thickness retinal tears have to be treated. Period.
Concerning what this "bump" is, unfortunately, it is impossible to tell with the limited data you have provided. If you could give me OCT test results or clinical notes I can probably figure out what it is...
And, concerning lucentis and eyelea injections for wet age related macular degeneration I think that these drugs, along with avastin, are the best things to happen to this condition since sliced bread. I use all three of these drugs on an almost daily basis and have saved thousands of patients from certain legal blindness since we started using this class of medications around 2006.
So. What should you do?
If your ophthalmologist told you that you have a small full thickness retinal rip, and she wanted to "watch it" I think you should get a second opinion from a board certified, fellowship trained retina specialist ASAP.
Does this make sense to you?
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