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what was the reason for the second surgery to remove the gel?
back at u it was pressure on my i and i could not fly back home to vt,
I'm sorry, I could not understand that last statement. Did you have a complication from the cataract surgery needing the retinal surgery?
I was told by my cararact DR. that I had a lot of pressure behind my right eye , he made an appt. for me to have the gel removed
When you cover one eye, does the double go away?
could not get on the plane to go home because of the pressure
yes when I cover my left eye i can seeok with my right eye
When was the surgery done?
but I have a hard time reading with my right eye
wait a moment have to get paper work
I can't find it right now but it is about a month ago
With surgery to remove the gel, a numbing medicine is used called a retrobulbar block. This can sometimes cause weakness to one of the eye muscles, the inferior rectus.
It is important to give it time to allow the muscle to recover.
In the mean time, you may consider prisms in your glasses to help realign the images.
and then what ? how long must I put up with this I walk around all the time w/ my eye closed so I won't fall
You should check with your doctor regarding a temporary prism on your glasses so you can see single images again.
These prisms are called Fresnel prisms.
I dont have glasses the DR. who did the cataracts said I would not need them ever again I see good w/ my left eye
If you don't need prescription glasses, you can temporary put the Fresnel glasses on a plain lens without prescription.
ok, I guess i can try that ,, but how long am I going to be like this please answer
It is common to wait 3-6 months to give the muscle enough time to recover. If it doesn't recover fully, then additional options can be discuss, but 1 month is still too early to tell if it will be permanent or not.
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Do you have any other questions for me?
I guess not you have answered like I thought you would so I guess we r finished thank you
What additional information would you like??
TO KNOW IF I WILL EVER HAVE MY EYE BACK
Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee you that the double vision will go away.
I think the chances are good that it would go away however.
OK THANK YOU I guess you have helped me as best you could thank you!
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