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Avatar m tn Hello, Today I am going to go through Laser surgery to fix my Retina Thinning ,I am concerned about followings, if someone can share their experience or give some advise, I would greatly appreciated 1>Will doing Laser Surgery to fix Retina thinning will prevent RD in future or will that still could be an problem down the road ?
Avatar m tn Hello, I just had emergency laser eye surgery for a torn retina. (Sunday, June 21st). I have a schedule vacation for July 5th and will be flying (7 hour flight). Will this be possible? I do have a follow with my surgeon, however if the common census is " no way", then I will want to cancel and break the news to the grandchildren now rather than wait to the appointment.
Avatar n tn I had Schleral buckle surgery nov. 25/09. My vision was clear except for a thin curtain. Dec. 1 my Doctor did laser. I counted 120 pulses and then i had extreme pain which made me cry out. the doctor never explained why I had the pain and said my vision will get better it improved somewhat as most of the floaters are gone, but i have blurry and double vision as well as pain above the eye. the last test was an angiogram of the eye that showed macular pucker.
Avatar m tn 5 (R) cyl -1.25 and Left is -8 cyl 0.25. He had a retina tear in 2013 in Right eye and had undergone laser treatment. Now after 1 year doctor found hole in right eye and done Barrage laser today. What are the things he need to be careful about and is it possible to go for LASIK vision restore? What would be worst scenario incase this repeats ? Will it reslut in permanent blindness. ? ..
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with Lattice Degeneration and having small holes in my retina, the Dr. said I need a laser surgery ( nearly urgent ) to prevent the vitreous liquid to penetrate in the holes and cause future retina detachment. I went to the Dr. because I started to see suddenly small shadows in my right eye, after waking up yesterday. I have seen comments about problems with this preventive surgery, my vision is OK in both eyes, using reading glasses and progressive for driving, etc. I´m 58.
Avatar f tn Make sure you are seeing a retina specialist to look for holes etc. If the laser is adequate 2-4 weeks after it was done and there are no other holes present, you are likely OK to proceed with cataract surgery taking into consideration that you are at slightly increased risk of further holes and tears in the retina after cataract surgery.
Avatar m tn Move on and enjoy life. That sometimes happens when even an experienced surgeon performs the laser surgery. Often at time of laser surgery enhanced techniques are used to visualize other small holes/tears.
Avatar n tn The doctor suggest a laser treatment at the 3 o'clock position of periphery of retina which is a weaken area due to the high myopia. Does it worth to do the surgery and any long-term complication after the surgery?
Avatar f tn There are two treatments being advertised for sufferers of severe floaters-more laser surgery, said to target the large bodies in the eye, that are not close to the macula, and, Floaters only Vitrectomy (FOV). The laser treatment of floaters has shown little success, from stats I've read. There are dangers as well, because of possible retinal damage from the laser. The FOV is only offered by a limited number of eye doctors, however, that list is growing.
Avatar n tn I have had two episodes of bleeding behind the retina since having laser surgery for catarac removal with lens? and is it dangerous?
Avatar n tn A retina specialist performed preventive laser surgery on both my eyes this last Tuesday, 3 days ago. I had previously had a cataract surgery with a corrective lens implant on my right eye. After the surgery, my doctor said that I had to have stitches in my right eye during the preventive laser surgery. My question is: Is this normal to have stitches with this procedure?
Avatar n tn Saturday morning to the optometrist then retina specialist who injected a gas bubble to push the retina back into place (it was 'dangling' in front of the macula). Wednesday I had the laser part of the surgery and was told everything went 'great'. He said I could resume contact lens wear as soon as I cared to, and I could drive as long as I was aware that I would be seeing reflections off the gas bubble for a while...
Avatar f tn my father had laser reattatchement surgery on tuesday. The doctor did laser of 360 degrees because he did not find the tear. He put the gas and he is face down for 5 days, until monday. Friday he started having hallucinations, is this normal?
Avatar n tn Hello Dr. I had a laser surgery on both eyes for retina holes at New England eye center 2 weeks back. I still see lots and lots of floaters in my right eye which annoys me very much. I know that laser surgery doesn't cure floaters but i was wondering in your experience did you happen to see that floater fade as the time goes or is it going to be worse. I am 26y old. Thanks Kris This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I had laser surgery done about 1 week ago to correct a retinal tear. After the surgery, I noticed a slight shadow or dark area at about 11 o'clock in my right eye most noticeable at the periphery when looking down in dimmer light conditions. There is some very slight flickering evident when I close my eyes. The surgery was done to the retina's lower right area. After follow-up with the surgeon, he found nothing and did an ultrasound which confirmed no detachment.
Avatar f tn The U-shaped tear is also called a Horshoe Tear. If retina doc is recommending laser (aka "barrier laser" to form a barrier of laser around the tear), then I'd do it. Sure, there are risks. Nothing is risk free, but the risk of not treating is much much higher than the risk of doing the procedure. Sincerely, Timothy D. McGarity, M.D.
Avatar m tn One week after laser surgery I started having arc or circle shaped flashes in treated eye. These were not present before surgery. It then increased in frequency for next 2-3 days and now the frequency started decreasing. Can someone explain this phenomenon? and how these flashes developed after surgery?
Avatar n tn 7 weeks ago - retinal detachment and tear diagnosed, sclearal buckle surgery the same day, 4 weeks later, vitrectomy surgery, laser repair to retina, and large gas bubble. Now continue to have a portion of the original shadow that existed prior to the vitrectomy. If the original diagnosis was so URGENT to require surgery the same day, then why would the current (identical) symptom not be urgent? Why is it okay to wait until the follow up appointment in a couple weeks?
Avatar n tn My granddaughter was hit in the eye with a football and tore her retina. She had laser surgery in September to correct it. Ever since then she has been having headaches around her temple area next to the eye she had surgery on. She has had a CT scan and it came back normal. Could these headaches be a result from the surgery? What could be causing the headaches? We are really concerned and worried. Please help me find an answer for her headaches. Thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn How do you care for self after surgery for detached retina? can you drivr? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/371567'>Bleeding after laser retinal reattach lsurgery</a>.
Avatar m tn Had Vitrectomy ERM/ILM peel surgery 2 weeks ago. During surgery Doc said he had a small hemorrhage (due to pulling) that he lasered. My question is, does all surgery related hemorrhages mean that he caused a tear in my retina ? Hence, do I need to be concerned that fluid got behind ? Any and all opinions would be appreciated. Thank you !
Avatar m tn I will be having cataract surgery and have a choice of with or with-out laser-assisted surgery. Am I likely to have a better outcome using the laser? It will cost more. Thanks!
Avatar n tn My eye sight is quiet weak around -6 for both left and right. I wanted to get my laser eye surgery done to get rid of glasses forever. I went to the dr yesterday, he did few tests and then he told me that I can never ever have my laser done because my cornea is very thin and they cant make it more thinner. Another thing he told me is that my Retina is weak as well, which he meant by spots. I did have this in my mind that he would say this because I knew about it already.
Avatar n tn Can someone who has had laser cataract surgery with the use of the femtosecond laser please describe their experience and the long term results of that procedure. Thank you.