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I had a macular pucker in my right eye and had surgery to correct

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I had a macular pucker in my right eye and had surgery to correct it. It is now in my left eye but hasn't gotten to the level where they can do the surgery. I think this is causing me dizziness and balance problems but my doctor insists that its not the case!! What do you think!! Thanks carrie

pippistrellodaqua :

Macular pucker is a wrinkle of the retina of the back part of the eye. It causes an irregular pattern to lines and causes distortion in general. I agree with your ophthalmologist that the dizziness is not likely related to the macular pucker. Dizziness can be associated with the eyes but is more often associated with the inner ear especially when dizziness and balance issues are seen together. A structure of the inner ear called the semicircular canals are responsible for balance. I suggest that you be seen by a neurologist or ENT if the dizziness is causing problems. I've never seen a balance issue directly linked to the macular pucker, but that being said it's not rare if it's in the chair and nearly anything is possible. I just don't suspect the eyes are to blame.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you so much!! Carrie
You're so welcome. I wish you the best. Please don't forget to offer a positive rating. Thanks again.
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