Macula Pucker - RD

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Raj, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Raj

    Raj Guest

    Hello there

    I am 27 years old male. I was highly myopic right from my child hood.
    I have been treated with laser photo coagulation to prevent retinal
    detachment 3 times. I had AOL for both my eyes an year ago. After
    this, my right eye developed secondary cataract which was removed with

    A week ago, i am diagonalized with macula pucker. I am very much
    worried and terrified. I am having an appoinment with my retinal
    specialist in a weeks time.

    What are the things i should be aware of?
    How much probability is there for me to lose my vision?

    Thank you

    Raj, Jun 13, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Raj,

    Could you provide your current prescription?

    otisbrown, Jun 14, 2007
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  3. Raj

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Mike,

    I notice that YOU do not respond to Raj -- until I post
    a statement.

    Also, why don't YOU answer the REST OF HIS QUESTIONS?

    After all you are the expert.

    otisbrown, Jun 14, 2007
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    Ms.Brainy Guest

    Mike, I am amazed at you jumping on Otis. It's obvious that he has
    found a scientific way to treat macular puckers with a plus lens, but
    no, you must come up with some internet articles from the first
    opinion establishment and prevent him from bringing fundamental
    scientific cure to the natural eye of the patient who has been exposed
    to the evils of the minus since childhood. Shame on you, Mike!
    Ms.Brainy, Jun 14, 2007
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Are you monitoring Mike's schedule now? Perhaps he was otherwise
    You are a small, petty, psychologically-impaired man, Uncle Otie.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 14, 2007
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    Churie. Guest

    Mr Raj
    If you could give me medical history as to whether you had been using
    Steriods for a prolonged period of time or on some pshycotrpic
    drugs,as you have prematured onset of Cataract,Revert Asap.For Macular
    Pucker was an OCT done?
    Churie., Jun 14, 2007
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    Jane Guest

    Raj, a macular pucker (aka epiretinal membrane) is a layer of scar
    tissue on the macula. It does not cause blindness. Usually, it has
    little effect on vision. In a minority of cases, though, it can
    impair vision significantly in the affected eye. The only treatment
    is surgery to peel the membrane (pucker). I had this surgery last
    year and now have 20/20 vision in my eye. You can find lots of
    information about "macular pucker" by using the search engines. Best
    wishes, and try to stop worrying.
    Jane, Jun 14, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Optometrist Mike,

    You are correct.

    You are only allowed to "treat" refractive STATES.

    You are not an ophthamologist, and are prohibited
    from treating truly medical conditions.

    You should have waited for an ophthamologist
    to respond and proved true medical advice.

    otisbrown, Jun 14, 2007
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    God, you're an idiot.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 14, 2007
  10. Raj

    Raj Guest

    Hello Otis,

    I donot have my prescription at the moment. I will send it very soon.
    Is there any way correcting this blurriness/waviness with glasses or
    contact lens? My surgeon has refused to do the surgery, as he thinks
    virectomy will bring more issues than doing good.

    Raj, Jun 15, 2007
  11. Raj

    Raj Guest

    Hello brainy,

    Can you please brief me more on the way to treat macular puckers with
    a plus lens.

    Raj, Jun 15, 2007
  12. Raj

    Raj Guest

    Hello Churie

    I haven't used any steriods or pshycotrpic drugs at any point of time
    in my life. I donot know what you are referring as premature onset of
    cataract, but i underwent IOL to remove cataract , an year ago and
    treated with laser for removing secondary caract.Yes, they did the
    OCT, a laser scan [if i am correct]

    Raj, Jun 15, 2007
  13. Raj

    Raj Guest

    many thanks for your reply. It is very encouraging. Hope my thing gets
    sortedsoon. Unfortunately, my suegeon has refused to perform surgery,
    as he fears that the surgery will bring in new complications in to my
    Raj, Jun 15, 2007
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    Jane Guest

    Raj, in most cases, a macular pucker doesn't require any treatment at
    all. Many people are unaware that they have the condition until their
    doctor tells them. Unless the pucker affects your vision in a
    significant way (i.e., you can't read or drive), surgery is not
    Jane, Jun 15, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Raj,

    Subject: False posts by a Ms. Brainy.

    This person makes up things.

    I have NEVER made any association between
    a lens and macular pucker. Tragically,
    this "Brainy" made this up for her "own reasons",
    what ever they might be.

    You asked the question about the degree
    of risk involved in being myopic.

    In order to answer that question, it is necessary
    to have a perscription. It is not possible
    to provide an answer with out it.

    The probability of getting a detached retina
    goes up with the degree of myopia.

    (Reference Dr. Perkins study.)

    At this point your surgeon is giving you good advice.

    otisbrown, Jun 15, 2007
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Would this be the opinion of the same Otis Brown who said THIS to Mike
    Tyner--a practicing optometrist??

    So ... in addressing Mike ... did you MEAN to say "you should have
    waited for an IDIOT like Otis Brown to respond??"

    That MUST be what you meant.

    Neil Brooks, Jun 15, 2007
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    Revival Guest

    Wow, mate. It only took you 2 hours to come out with those amazingly
    witty remarks.

    A world record.
    Revival, Jun 15, 2007
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    Zetsu Guest

    Wow, Neil. It only took you 2 hours to come out with these amazingly
    witty remarks. A world record.
    Zetsu, Jun 15, 2007
  19. Raj

    Neil Brooks Guest

    I'm terribly sorry that some of us around here cannot seem to please
    you with the timeliness of our responses--always either too quick or
    too slow.

    But there really are other things occupying our time.

    You?? What's your story, fantasy-land child?
    Neil Brooks, Jun 15, 2007
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    Ms.Brainy Guest

    Thank you Dr. Judy for being the voice of sanity in this circus.
    Ms.Brainy, Jun 16, 2007
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