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Old 08-28-2013, 16:13   #1
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I now have a slightly fuzzy left eye. This is the eye that hemorrhaged and was operated on in 2006, a vitrectomy. There have been no symptoms or signs of retinopathy since 2008. This is the first sign of problem. He looked deep into both eyes, deeper than his normal deep 4 month scans, but found nothing. He implied cataracts respond to triggers, but he wouldn't say what he meant by that. The grunter don't like to chat.

Other than that, looking forward to a 20th anniversary of retinopathy diagnosis in March.

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Well, easy enough to treat, unless I am mistaken? (I know pl who have had uncomplicated surgery for this ... but maybe not with retinopathy?)

Congratulations on your 20 YEARS! Excellent! With an eye toward a healthy future ...

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Thanks, not quite at either point yet.

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'Gratz on your 20 years, John!

I was not aware that there are other triggers for cataracts - apart from diabetes & aging - but I AM aware that cataract removal is a trigger for retinal detachment. My left retina developed eight tears & a detachment only six months after my cataracts were removed, and while the cataract surgeries were both a snap, the detachment was anything but. It required daily treatment for a week & the very first day my everlovin' said I was the sickest he'd ever seen me. I was a mess - either that or more likely, I have a terrific track record for never being sick.




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'Gratz on your 20 years, John!

I was not aware that there are other triggers for cataracts - apart from diabetes & aging - but I AM aware that cataract removal is a trigger for retinal detachment. My left retina developed eight tears & a detachment only six months after my cataracts were removed, and while the cataract surgeries were both a snap, the detachment was anything but. It required daily treatment for a week & the very first day my everlovin' said I was the sickest he'd ever seen me. I was a mess - either that or more likely, I have a terrific track record for never being sick.
You know, Shanny -- I forgot about your retinal detachment when I posted!

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If memory serves, I think I managed to catch John on FB chat the night the detachment happened, and he was able to talk me back from the edge. It was over a weekend, so I went from Friday night until Monday morning - I wasn't sure it was a detachment or we'd prob'ly have moved more quickly. Thankfully, OWC has a former colleague at Mason Eye Institute with MU Clinics in Columbia, and a phone call to him set things in motion - he not only instructed us to be there first thing Mon. a.m., but to present at valet parking to speed things up even more!




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Wow Shanny, never heard of that. Did they explain why the cataract surgery would cause the retinal detachment? From what I understand cataract is in the front of the eye, the lens, while the retina is in the very back of the eye...

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Your understanding of the anatomy of our eyeballs is correct, Becky, but whatever the reason, cataract surgery raises the risk of retinal detachment, especially in severely myopic patients. Risk factors for retinal detachment - PubMed - NCBI




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I had cataract surgery in 2010 on my left eye. Almost 12 months to the day I had to have what the surgeon called 'scar tissue' removed as the new lens had gone cloudy. At no time did he mention a risk of retinal detachment. Patients should be informed of this as one of the risk factors.

It must have been awful for you Shanny as I remember how unwell one of my boys was after sustaining a detachment following eye trauma playing sport. He spent 8 days in hospital.

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