help-after retinal detachment treatment problems occur

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by djreloop, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. djreloop

    djreloop Guest

    hi everyone,
    i recently had a retinal detachment
    i went to the doc and the doc put a gas bubble in my eye and so far
    its fine-there is no black spots.
    the bubble is still in there but i still have one problem.
    I have wavy central vision. Can anyone help and tell me why this is?
    sorta looks like this but i don't know if its me but about two days
    ago (as the doc said, i may see small black dots-which is scar tissue
    from the retina), i saw some of that tissue and my central vision
    seemed to be better, but it could be just my head messing around with
    anyone know why im getting this wavy central vision and if its from
    the gas bubble or the scar tissue?
    thank you

    ps. i dont have any health problems other than a little bit of high
    djreloop, Sep 23, 2007
  2. I am only an amateur but sounds like the central retina is distorted
    in some manner caused by tearing or pulling of this area during the
    detachment or reattachment process or by something happening during
    the healing process.

    The inner most area of the retina where your central vision exists is
    very very small. mms in size. Swelling and scaring could cause this
    effect i would guess and therefore i would reason in time it could

    Potentially since your mind knows this distortion is not real it could
    in time compensate for it.
    andrewedwardjudd, Sep 25, 2007
  3. djreloop

    Dr Judy Guest

    If the macula was off you may end up with a pucker in that area and
    some wavyness to the vision. However, as the alternative would have
    been no vision at all, I think you would agree that wavy clear vision
    is better than no vision. Once the bubble is absorbed you may find
    the vision improves further.
    Dr Judy, Sep 25, 2007
  4. djreloop

    djreloop Guest

    ok well let me tell u exactly how this came to be
    a little while before i got the surgery i didnt realize i had a
    detachment, it was on the upper part of my eye (thats what the doc
    says) and it only blacked out the left part (right next to the nose)
    of my eye, so i didnt really notice it because i never really closed
    one eye just to check whats going on. but there would be some distored
    vision. then went for a eye exam where they told me my retina might be
    detached, and it was so thats when i got the bubble. the doc says it
    could be most likely because of the bubble, but cant say anything yet.
    the bubble is near the retina, but not on it.

    and oh yeah, im glad my vision atleast survived.
    djreloop, Sep 26, 2007
  5. djreloop

    djreloop Guest

    ps. thank you all for your support
    djreloop, Sep 26, 2007
  6. djreloop

    KlausK Guest

    Eventually your central vision will get better. How much better? No ones
    knows at this point. But, as others said, you should have positive attitude.
    Wavy vision is infinitely better than no vision.
    KlausK, Sep 26, 2007
  7. djreloop

    djreloop Guest

    yes. agreed
    hopefully it will
    thanks everyone
    djreloop, Sep 26, 2007
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