Cloudy vision after macular pucker surgery

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    karin L

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    I had a vitrectomy two weeks ago for a macular pucker in my left eye and also had and still have aniseikonia. I wear corrective lenses, but with the pucker I had to close one eye to read because of waviness in the text, but distance vision was basically OK. Now, after surgery, which the doctor said went well and the membrane came off in one piece, I have terrible cloudiness or foggy vision in that eye which does not seem to be abating. I also have new floaters and flashers that I never had. The surgeon said the macula just has to heal and that the retina looks good and is in tact. I still have the aniseikonia, which really never bothered me too much, but the severe decrease in clarity is very upsetting. I read that aniseikonia has something to do with redistributing the light sensors in the eye. Could the surgery have made this worse and is cloudy/foggy vision a common complication. The foggy vision is my primary issue whether or not it is related to aniseikonia.
    Thank you for help.
     
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    Hi Kalin,
    I'm in the same situation, could you please let me know how your vision is recovering since then. Thanks so much
     
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    Hi miaeye,
    I had macular pucker surgery in my left eye on September 5, 2017. The doctoral also peeled the ILM. For the first week I could only see a light and dark blur. Then I had a hemorrhage in the vitreous cavity and they thought they'd have to do more surgery. Fortunately that resolved without more surgery---but I still have a gray foggy patch right in my central vision. The doctor says it's macular swelling and that it'll improve over time. It's hard to describe, but it's a cloud with a distinct shape (it looks like the twitter bird!). It was black right after the surgery, but it has lightened over time although I still can't see through it. My vision around it seems pretty good, but not great--this cloud will have to clear up before I can really "use" that eye. He says it will lighten and get smaller. I "think" it's getting smaller since I seem to be able to see more things around it.

    On the other hand, I no longer see a halo-type double vision over the top of trees and the lines on the road are staying where they belong now. Even with this cloud fog in the center of the left eye, I'm seeing better in general.
     
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    Hi Kalin,
    After a while, what you are going through is similar to what i am having now. I had it on Sep 28 though. The vision right after surgery was light/dark perception only. They originally said it was blood, then the blood clearer up but my vision was still horrible because of the cataract. Just had lense removed on Oct 18. Now vision is clearer, but i can only count finger because of the grey patch in the center vision. The grey patch is like a pig initially then became a bit smaller since then, but i can not see anything behind that pig. It's so distracting but I appreciate what i am having and still hope that it'll become clearer one day. Hey, how about connecting somewhere, i think we can keep each other in touch and maybe have some good news to cheer each other.
     
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    Hi Nancy, I'm sorry I was mistaken that you were the owner of the post.
    After a while, what you are going through is similar to what i am having now. I had it on Sep 28 though. The vision right after surgery was light/dark perception only. They originally said it was blood, then the blood clearer up but my vision was still horrible because of the cataract. Just had lense removed on Oct 18. Now vision is clearer, but i can only count finger because of the grey patch in the center vision. The grey patch is like a pig initially then became a bit smaller since then, but i can not see anything behind that pig. It's so distracting but I appreciate what i am having and still hope that it'll become clearer one day. Hey, how about connecting somewhere, i think we can keep each other in touch and maybe have some good news to cheer each other.
    And thank you for sharing your information.
     
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    Miaeye, No problem. I figured you were responding to me. It does sound like we are having identical experiences--funny that we both see animal-shaped grey patches. Are you still using lots of eye drops? I'm on a dilator once a day, another one twice a day for pressure, and 2 types of steroids three times a day. I finally tried skipping the dilator today though--just to see if it makes a difference. After all, your vision is always poorer when your eye is dilated. I can't say that I see much difference though.

    I can see how many fingers someone holds up, but the mid-sections are gray and I can only count them by the fingertips. It IS better though because at first I could see peoples' heads, but their faces would have no detail. I'm starting see parts of the faces now.

    May I ask your age? I'm 58 which seems to be on the younger side of this surgery (finally I'm young for something!). I'd be happy to keep in touch somewhere else. My gmail address is nancyann59 . . I don't want to put it in the correct format here because you never know what software searchers can find! But i'm sure you can figure it out.

    Oh, I'm in Kansas City, MO. I look forward to hearing from you!
     
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