Macular hole. Dr wants to do more work on macular hole!

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. What is the Dr talking about? (But first, some background. This is a small
    city and my wife's retinal Dr is associated with the leading
    ophthalmologists, but he is miserable when it comes to communications and
    patient reassurance.) My wife's macular hole developed in Dec 2005. The
    first diagnosis was to wait and see if it would seal itself. It didn't, so
    a vitrectomy was performance in April. The operation produced no benefit,
    but we accept that. However, afterward, the Dr took a look at it and
    declared, WELL FOLKS, I RECOMMEND A REOP. I presume that is short for
    re-operation. I politely asked him if he would please give us some
    information! What would that entail? He did not give me an explanation in
    layman's terms, but a medical phrase instead. I asked him again. My sense
    of the 2-3 sentences he condescended to toss off was that he would go in
    with a laser and seal the hole that way. "NO FACE DOWN RECOVERY THIS TIME,
    FOLKS!" he added. So could anyone give me the technical term for this
    procedure so I can research it?
, Sep 25, 2006
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