Cataract :: Central Macular Edema

Feb 16, 2015

After 2 weeks from the surgery I developed Central Macular Edema, it manifested itself as a round gray spot on my field of vision and could not read also with the glasses because everything was blurred also because my right eye has still the cataract. The ophthalmologist prescribed me Acular to take together with M for another 2 months and asked me to go back for check up at the beginning of April. I was forgetting: last year I was found to have a slight macular degeneration, the dry type and she said not to worry. I would like to know from other people who had the same problem as mine. Is it likely that after 2 months I could be clear of it? Also anyone can tell me how long they have to wait before taking a flight abroad?

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Macular Degeneration After Cataract Surgery

I have Cataracts in both eyes and had surgery three weeks ago with Crystalens implanted in right eye.

Apart from one hour after surgery when my sight in the right eye appeared wonderful I have been unable to see properly. All detail is blurred; I can see my outline three feet from a mirror but no detailed features; straight lines are distorted; (i.e. door frames picture frames etc) and vision from this eye appears to be via a green glass window.

After the first week I had further laser treatment to remove cloudiness but my eye sight remained exactly the same with the same symptoms and distortions.

Yesterday I was diagnosed with Macular degeneration (wet) and given an Avastin injection in the eye and advised that it could take several months for me too see from this eye.

I am a male 66 years old and very worried, particularly as I also have untreated cataracts in my left eye. I have also lost confidence in the surgeon in view of the change in diagnosis and the failure of the original surgery.

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Eye :: Macular Pucker Worsened After Cataract Surgery

On Jan 6 of this year my ophthalmologist advised me I had a macular pucker in my right eye.  During that visit and prior to her diagnosis I received an eye chart test in which I noticed for the first time that straight lines were slightly wavy in the right eye.  

My doctor’s diagnosis was that the  same right eye had a cataract and I should see an eye surgeon to discuss possible surgery.

A month later I had the cataract surgery and was on a regimen of eye drops (pred Forte & Ilevro)
(one week prior and three weeks after the surgery).

On 3/21 (my last post op visit) I mentioned that the cataract surgery has improved the vision in the right eye but I have noticed the waviness of straight lines due to the macular pucker in the same eye seems a little more pronounced.   I was given a test to see if the pucker had  worsened and was told it had but only slightly  (foveal thickness was 429 from  437 on Feb 6

I was also told to continue with the pred forte but increase to 3 times a day and the ilevro twice a day.

The doctor said it was possible the cataract surgery may have affected the pucker a little and that I should see a retinal specialist in several weeks  to learn if the pucker size had changed further.

Am looking for a second opinion on this course of action and to see if anyone has had a similar experience with cataract surgery affecting a macular pucker

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Eye Surgery :: Cataract And Macular Pucker At Same Time?

Diagnosed with Macular Pucker.  Retina specialist had me try steroid drops but did not help vision in fact made it worse.  So surgery is now recommended.  I would like to get a second opinion.  Also have developed cataract in that eye and wonder if that can be done at the same time. 

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Glaucoma And Macular Edema?

2 years ago I had a piece of steel melted into my eye. I went to the emergency room and they called in an eye specialist. After a dew painstaking hour They got all of the steel removed from my eye. But the specialist tells me i need to see another doctor because it looks like I got glaucoma. So finally I got the nerve to go see the doctor. I don't like to go to doctors. Any how, she said i do have glaucoma after 3 visits to her. Also they had a specialist there at the last visit. They brought a different machine with them. They took a bunch of tests to confirm I have glaucoma and other problems. Macular thickening, leakage of fluid inside my eye, aneurysms, cotton walls. They have appointments scheduled all over the state with specialists now. I am 40 years old. They tested me for diabetes and high blood pressure. All negative. They are not sure why I am having such bad eye problems. Any thought? The eye doctor told me they will start a treatment for the glaucoma in a couple weeks after I see the next specialist.

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Eye Care :: Cystoid Macular Edema And Discomfort

I  had retinal detachment in my right eye in Sept. 2014. Required 2 interventions to get it settled, the last being scleral buckle and vitrectomy.  Spent five weeks in face down position.   By Dec. 2014 I had cystoid macular edema (CME)? I also developed a cataract, which was expected. Cataract surgery May, 2015. Yag laser Aug 2015. Have been prescribed various eye drops over these many months. Currently on  Acuvail 2 x per day. STILL have CME. May end up having surgery for this....Vision slowly worsening...wavy, less intense colours, etc.  But my question concerns the fact that my right eye is sore most of the time. Usually just annoying but sometimes quite uncomfortable. Anyone else have this? Anything that can help this?  Anyone else have CME lasting well over a year? Thanks !

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Any Information On Central Pontine Myelinolysis?

Anyone out there have any information on central pontine myelinolysis , my 26yr old son has been diagnosed with this condition. He has been in hospital for 6 weeks and spent the last 4 weeks in intensive care, he went into hospital on Christmas eve after having seizures to do with alcohol withdrawal the first couple of days he was doing fine then things started to go wrong. He started to loose his balance he started slurring his speech and was getting very confused. He then lost his ability to swallow then started to slip into a coma at which point intensive care induced him into a coma and we were told not to expect him to survive. A week later he started to come round and could breath for himself but could only use his eyes,3 weeks later and he can communicate by blinking his eyes can squeeze my hand with both hands can wiggle his toes and can understand everything we say to him. We know we have a long way to go and don't know what the long term recovery is but would be grateful for any info from anyone who has come through this condition.

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Back Issues :: MRI - Prominent Central Disc Herniation L1-L2

it's been awhile since I came on this board but I know there is many helpful people here. I asked for an MRI of my cervical but neurologist ordered MRI of my Thoracic region.

There is a small hemangioma arising from the right aspect of the body of T6.

A small right of midline disc herniation at T7/T8. It mildly effaces the ventral surface of the cord.

There is a central disc herniation present at L1/L2. This herniated disc measures 11 by 7 mm. There is compression of the anterior sac.

1. Small right of midline disc herniation T7-T8.
2. Prominent central disc herniation L1-L2.

My symptoms are pulsing pain around my bra line. Weird deep pains that is hard to explain. Either the inside of thighs or from buttocks to ankles. Feet feel heavy.

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Spinal Cord :: MRI:- C5-C6: Posterior Central Disc Osteophyte?

what this means! C5-C6: Posterior central disc osteophyte complex formation results in mild anterior effacement of the thecal sac. Endplate spurring and facet arthropathy results in mild narrowing of the right exit foramen.

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Back Pain :: Diffuse Disc Bulges Narrowing The Central Canal

I had am mri w/o contrast and the findings were:

C2-3, the central canal and neuralformina are patent.

C3-4, a diffuse disc bulge effaces the thecal sac. There is minimal narrowing of the neural formina.

C4-5, a diffuse disc bulge effaces the thecal sac. There is mild narrowing of the neural formina.

C5-6, there is a disc/osteophytic ridge with moderate narrowing of the central canal and neural formina.

C6-7, there is a diffuse disc bulge asymmetric to the left. There is mild narrowing of the central canal. The right neural foramen is patent. There is moderate narrowing of the left neural foramen.

C7-T1, the central canal is patent. There is mild narrowing of the right neutral foramen and moderate narrowing of the left foramen.


diffuse disc bulges narrowing the central canal and neural formina as described, most pronounced from C5-6 through C7-T1.

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Eye :: Discomfort After Cataract Surgery

I had cataract surgery five days ago. On taking the dressing off the next day my vision was brilliant and no discomfort.

On the morning of the third day (Saturday) it felt as if I had something in the outside corner of my eye and that the clarity of vision was somewhat less. As it didn't wear off I called the out of hours ophthalmic nurse. She first asked me to check for an eyelash or anything in the eye. Her second suggestion was that I could have a sensitivity to the cheapo NHS eye drops with preservative in them.

We agreed to leave the situation until after applying the next eye drops. Things were no better when she called me back. She offered to get the on call eye doctor to see me at the hospital.

I did not feel that it was urgent enough for that and that I would leave it until today ( Monday)

The discomfort worsened over night and I called the daytime contact number. They took my details and will pass them on to the eye clinic and someone will call me back...but it might not be today.

The feeling is rather like when many years ago I wore contact lenses and I put one in wrongly.

Has any other reader had the same sensation?

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Bruising/broken Blood Vessels Of Fingers - Also Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

I have had blood tests to investigate the central retinal vein occlusion I had in September. Apparently the tests were okay - slightly raised in one area but not bad enough for the haematologist to get back to me, when my eye consultant asked for advice. I commented that I. Bruise easily but my consultant said the raised level would indicate the opposite.  The CRVO was caused by haemorrhaging in the eye.  I quite often get bruising/broken blood vessels in my fingers - got one today on the middle section of my ring finger, by applying my handbrake! Does this make sense to anybody? I'm fed up of explaining this to the various medics I see, who just look at me with a bemused expression!  Am I going mad here??

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Corneal Transplant And The Cataract At The Same Time?

I'm have had a corneal transplant & cataracts in my left eye at different times. Now my eye specialists wants to do both the corneal transplant & the cataract at the same time. I want to have it done but my husband is against it. If my husband makes me not have it done will I lose my eyesight completely in my right eye.

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Eye Care :: Replacing A Replacement IOL After Cataract Surgery

I had cataract surgery after a vitrectomy for retinal detachment. The eye required a scleral buckle after surgery and an oil bubble to support eye shape. The replacement IOL now has oil residue on it which makes vision very poor. Where can you find the best surgeon to do the surgery and is it advisable

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Eye Care :: Vertigo And Anxiety After Cataract Surgery

I am in day five after having my first I done and am experiencing dizziness and anxiety. Could this be from the vision in one eye being different. I feel like I can't  focus on anything. I know I shouldn't  compare myself to others, but my Sister drove and went back to work after 3 days. I would be afraid to try it now.

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Cataract :: Deciding To Have Toric Lens Removed

I have a complicated history.  February 2013 my retina detached right eye.  I had a vitrectomy and a lot of laser in left eye.  The following January (2013) I had cataract removed and a toric lens implanted.  Having always been a high myope with a lot of astigmatism it was a miracle.  Only real problem was the disparity between my eyes and need to always have contact in left eye if awake.  WIthin 5 weeks I had developed posterior capsular opacification.  After the YAG I could see for a couple of days clearly again and then vision started declining again. I developed an epiretinal membrane and macular hole so I got to experience another vitrectomy in September of 2013.  Since then my vision  has declined.  Multiple attempts at contacts have been frustrating.  My dry eye makes soft contacts very unstable throughout the day and at times the vision with the soft is worse than without it.  Multiple RGP's have been attempted.  I wear and RGP in my left eye.  Glasses have been tried but I must wear contact in left eye because the difference between eyes is too great.  Unfortunately glasses don't work great because even that subtle difference of one eye corrected in front and one on eye makes my brain wacky.  So my options are according to doctor "live with suboptimal vision or be willing to take a risk."  PRK was mentioned but favorite option is to remove lens and have plane lens put in front of capsule then have vision corrected with RGP's.  I am nervous about this with my history of scarring and retinal damage.  Has anyone experienced this.  I can be corrected to 20/20 in the eye.

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Successful Cataract Surgery After Radial Keratotomy (RK)

Have the beginnings of cataracts but had 4 cut RK with recent longsight shift. Terrified of cataract surgery as there seem to be so many horror stories of it going wrong. Anyone had it go right after RK

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Cataract :: World Is Tilted 30 Degrees And Shifted After Vitrectomy (IOL Is 15 Months Old)

I had right eye cataract surgery 15 months ago, but protein building required capsulotomy. Unfortunately, the doctor cut a square out of the back of the capsule with a laser which floated in visiont (duh!). Further laser blasting left lots of floaters in eye.

Today had Vitrectomy to remove vitreous and gunk. However, I notice now that vision in that eye is tilted 30° and shifted down from where it should be.

No pain or flashing lights. WIll be calling hospital Friday morning (too late tonight)

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Eye :: Macular Pucker, Surgery Yes Or No?

I would love to hear stories of how this surgery turned out for you.

Mine, diagnosed last Aug. and on a recheck found it to be slightly worse so they recommend surgery to fix it. I was seeing 20/40 and she didn't say what it was on this recent appt. I can tell it's worse.

Is it worth the risks of surgery to repair this? I've read that if it gets worse the correction will not work as well. If done early success is more likely.

The risks scare me. Infection, Retina detachment, double vision.....

How can I decide if this is right for me?

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Macular Pucker At 70 - Untreatable Due To Age?

Recently went for my annual checkup to my retinal specialist and the  exam revealed a weakness in my right eye. Focus not clear in it,  and wavy lines when reading a grid.  I was surprised at the wavy lines!

Long story short was diagnosed with macular pucker in the bad eye. When questioned about the cause etc was told its from age (I am 70) and there was nothing that could be done to address the degradation in vision.

After researching the diagnosis it seemed there is a surgical procedure to address the scarring and improve vision, but  although it may help it is not a complete cure.

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Eye :: Macular Pucker - Surgery Or Not? Risks?

I have had a macular pucker in my right eye for three years. It's not terrible, just very frustrating. It has been changing only a little from year to year.

I have not wanted to try vitreous surgery for epimacular membranes (macular pucker 'repair') because of the risk of some of the receptor cells being damaged as the scar tissue (epimacular membrane) is pulled off the macula. I don't want blind spots.

Yesterday an optometrist told me that I risk getting those same blind spots by not having the surgery - because the scar tissue is pulling the receptor cells away from their blood supply.

Is/are there any data or studies that compare the risks of having the surgery with the risks of not having the surgery - as regards damage to the macular cells?

I know that development of cataracts is a well known complication of having the surgery. And having to risk cataract surgery is another reason I have for resisting the pucker repair.

I am seriously considering getting glasses that adjust for my main problem (things look 15% bigger in my right eye). This condition, caused by the membrane, is called aniseikonia and can be compensated for by getting glasses that minimize the image in my right eye.

If the risks of surgery, and there are many, are greater than no surgery, special glasses will be my choice.

I've read that, on average, the surgery, if successful, gives you back half of the vision originally lost to the pucker. I think that means I would still need special glasses.

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