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Follow up with Retina Specialist

Hi all,  Just got home from my follow up with the Retina Specialist. Had Cataract surgery on both eyes in January and b/c I had surgery for a detached retina last March they also wanted me to follow up with him.

 

I am so happy to report all went well and I go back next Feb for yrly exam. He said my vision should continue to improve.

 

I have my last follow up with the Cataract specialist Feb 15th.

 

Can't wait to get back to my exercise routine, hr on my recumant bike every morning and weight machine added every other day.  On Sunday I rode the bike for 30 minutes with no tension, it felt so good...can't wait to resume my regular pace :-)

 

Will post another update after my appt on the 15th. Thanks for all your support <3

 Teddy

 

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Ditto.  I've had a detached retina and cataracts removed from both eyes. So I get where you're coming from.

 

So far the eye that had the detachment and cataract removal is doing great. I had a concern about that one because it has a bckle sewn around the eyeball and I was worried, but it went fine and I can see well from it. However, the other eye seems as though I am looking through a film.  I've seen the doc about it a couple of times and he thinks I have a dry eye that is causing me to see a film.  Makes no sense. Using drops as presdribed, but so far no improvement.  Seeing someone else in a week or so and hopefully will get a better idea.

 

Anyway, glad that you are pleased and hope that you'll continue to improve each day.  God bless!

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Perkup, how long ago did you have your surgeries?  I heard others say you often have to go back because of cloudiness and they can treat it with laser in office.

 

Our neighbor had his cataracts removed and 6 months later had to have the laser done to clear the fogginess.  I wonder if that is your issue?

 

This Thurs I stop the drops to my right and continue with the left another week but just the one drop twice daily.

 

BTW, I had the gas bubble with my Detachment (right eye) and they did laser in the left at the same time to repair small tears

 

Hoping your appt goes well, too

 

Teddy

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@Teddy55 wrote:

Perkup, how long ago did you have your surgeries?  I heard others say you often have to go back because of cloudiness and they can treat it with laser in office.

 

Our neighbor had his cataracts removed and 6 months later had to have the laser done to clear the fogginess.  I wonder if that is your issue?

 

This Thurs I stop the drops to my right and continue with the left another week but just the one drop twice daily.

 

BTW, I had the gas bubble with my Detachment (right eye) and they did laser in the left at the same time to repair small tears

 

Hoping your appt goes well, too

 

Teddy


Both cataracts were removed in August of 2015.  The right eye (cloudy one) was done first in early August and the left eye two weeks later.  Surgery was effortless.  The right eye was clear for a few weeks, but began getting cloudy after a month or so. The MD says it's because my right eye is dry and this is causing a film.  I'm just not sure this is right, as I've never had dry eyes before.  Definitely going to get a second opinion. Thanks for the "idea" as it just could be the answer.

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@Perkup  Hi Perkup:  I hope you are seeing an Ophthalmologist for that cloudy eye.  I had the same thing after my cataract surgery and it was the membrane that had to have the laser treatment.  I also had it on the other eye a few months later.  The same doctor did the surgery and the Yag laser treatment (which, btw, took seconds)......I was in and out of there in less than 5 minutes.  What a difference a laser makes......

 

My vision is clear as a bell now.  I am so glad I didn't wait too long.  I hope you can take care of this problem.  If not, see another doctor.  Good luck.

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@Perkup  Hi Perkup:  I hope you are seeing an Ophthalmologist for that cloudy eye.  I had the same thing after my cataract surgery and it was the membrane that had to have the laser treatment.  I also had it on the other eye a few months later.  The same doctor did the surgery and the Yag laser treatment (which, btw, took seconds)......I was in and out of there in less than 5 minutes.  What a difference a laser makes......

 

My vision is clear as a bell now.  I am so glad I didn't wait too long.  I hope you can take care of this problem.  If not, see another doctor.  Good luck.


Thanks.  Great advice.  I have neve seen anyone other than an Ophthalmologist or Reginal Surgeon (other issue).  I have a SIL who is an Ophthalmologist in another state, but not too far for a visit soon.  If things don't improve, I will have to go there, and possibly get a third opinion as well.

Truly, the cloudiness is very irritating. I really appreciate your input.

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@Perkup  Happy to help.  I know how annoying it is when your eyes are cloudy.  I felt like I was in a room full of smokers.  I couldn't wait to get that cataract and laser stuff out of the way.  I hope you get your problem resolved soon.  My next step is getting progressive glasses so that I can see while I'm walking around the supermarket.  I can see far but then up close, I have to put the "readers" on.  I have glasses around my neck, tucked into my shirt, in my bag, everywhere.  LOL  Good thing they are just Dollar Store or I would be out a lot of money....... I have about 15 pr. all around my house - upstairs, downstairs, on the stairs, in the shower, everywhere...... LOL

 

Again, good luck and keep in touch...  I also see a Retina specialist for Macular Degeneration and get those darn injections in my eye.....  My Dad went blind from this.  Thank God they now have a treatment and my sight is 20/30  in both eyes.