Monday, December 29, 2008

Detached Retina (Update #9)

Another follow up visit to Dr. Wyant today and my left eye is healing well. The macula is resting flat against the back of the eye and the rest of the retina is attached and healing well. As for the lens - Dr. Wyant thinks it is positioned well and is also healing well. There are a few sutures still present which should dissolve over time and that will also improve the healing. I don't have any complaints about the eye - it doesn't hurt or itch. I guess it still waters a little every now and then but that is the worst of it. Since I stopped the dilation drops about three weeks age the light sensitivity is completely gone. So there are a lot of things to be thankful for. I did express my concern to the doctor because my eyesight in the left eye is still pretty blurry. Again he told me it takes time for the eye to heal and the vision to improve. I guess I just need to be more patient and hope that with a little more time the vision will clear up. My next appointment is in a month (January 26, 2009) and I am hoping that there will be more good news. This whole ordeal has been going on for a little over six months now and I am hoping that the end is near, we will see what happens in a month.

Detached Retina (Update #10)


Anonymous said...


I was grateful to come across your post on Retina Detachment. I read everything you had to say from beginning to end, I have searched the internet daily for any information I could possibly find. I was diagnosed with detached retina in February - the Scleral Buckle procedure was first performed -, due to scarring which lifted the retina I had to go back for Vitrectomy procedure. I have no idea what to expect, what is next, if I can maintain my job, etc. etc. etc. I don't feel that my vision is adequate to drive - I'm very frustrated. Reading your blog gave me hope. Thank you for sharing - I hope others are fortunate enough to come across your blog as well....

Mark said...

I'm glad my story was able to help you. Hang in there and just think positively. I appreciate your comments and wish you all the best.