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I had an eye surgery 2 weeks ago on my right eye for retina

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I had an eye surgery 2 weeks ago on my right eye for retina detachment. The retina specialist drained some of the vitreous fluid and injected a gas bubble. This was followed by posturing of the head in a prescribed position for 45 mins per hour during the day, etc.
After 2 post-surgery checkups, the retina specialist told me the retina is attached and everything looks fine and that I should continue the eye drops and head posturing. But a day or 2 after the 2nd checkup, I noticed a brown shadow forming at the corner of my eye on the side closest to my nose. Then another formed on the top corner on the same side. No floaters and no flashes of light. Gas bubble is shrinking daily. I also seem to have pressure in my sinus cavity.
I am scared that another detachment is happening cos of the brown shadows I see. Furthermore, when I close my eyes, these brown shadows become bright fields of light, like the negative of a film. Is this normal? Should I go back to the retina specialist? I have an appointment scheduled with him next Tuesday and I don't know if I should wait till then.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.
Hello
No don't wait.
It is very difficult to evaluate what you are seeing without an exam.

It might be nothing but he needs a call from you today and probably will want to see you.
Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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