Thursday, June 19, 2008

Detached Retina

Well, I have been out of commission for a couple of weeks now. On Thursday, June 5th I realized I had no vision out of my left eye. That night at Urgent Care I was told I probably had a detached retina. On Friday, June 6th that was confirmed by a specialist. I have since undergone one procedure and two surgeries. I am not allowed to do anything - no working, no walking, no housework, nothing strenous - I have to stay in a face down position for most of the day. Just recently the doctor told me I could spend small amounts of time on the computer as long as my head was in a face down position. I am trying to document everything that has gone on and will post all of the information at a later time.

Detached Retina (Part I)


John and Diane said...

John and I are glad to see you're back online. Sorry to see your sad, hurting eye but it's an excellent and appropriate photo. We're both thinking of you constantly and hoping for a good doc report tomorrow. Hang in there. We love you-

Twinville said...

Just discovered today that you were back online and bloggin again.
But boy, your eye looks so painful!

My eye can't help but water up and hurt, in sympatico, I suppose(I hope!) upon seeing your photo. Ouch!

Please get better soon!!!

Mishlee2 said...

My 12 year old daughter just had Retinal detachment surgery a week ago. How long was it before you had full use of your eye?

Mark said...

Hi Mishlee2,
I had one surgery and then one week later I had to have a second surgery. They also had to remove my lens and then replace it later. I found out I had a detached retina in early June and I was finally released for work and activity in early August. So for me I was not able to see very well for a while. My glasses prescription is stronger now for that eye and it is still a little blurry but functional.

JennAventures said...

I am posting on a VERY OLD post, but I got linked to the picture first through a image search on google of "detached retina". MY brother has found out that he has a detached retina, I read this post-can you advise on your recovery?

Mark said...

Hi JennAdventures,
I have written in detail every step of my recovery - if you scroll down to the end of the post there is a link to the next part and so on. Hope that helps. I do have use of my eye but it is not like before - the vision is blurry but at least I can see and my depth perception is back to normal.