Glaucoma And Macular Edema?

Sep 10, 2015

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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Cataract :: Central Macular Edema

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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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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Glaucoma :: Sight Getting Worse After Laser Surgery

I had sudden onset acute angle closure Glaucoma last October which I am told is very rare. I had emergency laser surgery within 12 hours and was sent home. I had follow-up appointment 1 month later and all was well. Was told to wait 3 months and then if all ok I would go on waiting list for replacement lens and cataract removal. However our Eye Clinic is overwhelmed and had a letter saying they couldn't see me at 3 months and I would have to wait until appts. became available as and when. Because my sight was blurry I went through PALS to help me get an appt. and was seen at 4 months. Then I was told the drainage channels were open and working well so I would be left for another 6 months to be seen again and that my "sight was good enough", I asked about going on the waiting list for further surgery and was told I had to wait.

My concern is that because my sight is deteriorating I will be left until I can barely see before they will act. I cannot afford to keep going for eye tests and new scripts in the meantime (on a State Pension) so this leaves me high and dry. I had my last eye test and new glasses last July and at that time no cataracts were seen and my eye health was good. I can no longer see through these glasses and night vision is so bad I can no longer watch TV or use my laptop. During daylight I can see better though.

Does anyone know why my sight is getting worse after laser surgery.

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Ocular Hypertension Or Glaucoma? Pressure In Eyes

Recently (sunday) i was very angry which probably caused high blood pressure (though i don't have blood pressure originally but i stress out A LOT). After a while, i started feeling slight pressure in my left eye and it is there since then. There are times when it isn't there that much and others when the feeling is there. Today after about a week...i still have that feeling. What could it it just due to hypertension?

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Eyes :: Sclerology Against Glaucoma And Other Ocular Problems?

I've been doing a lot of soul searching when it comes to alternative medicine, and I have had a need to, because conventional medicine has not been able to offer me much in terms of glaucoma treatment. Sclerology seems to offer some hope. Are there any other people who have had success in treating glaucoma and other ocular problems with Sclerology?

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Eye Care :: Anatomical Narrow Angle Glaucoma And Normal IOP

I was diagnosed with anatomical narrow angle and OP 13mm. Doctor wants to perform iridotomy on my eyes. What is chance to not get glaucoma. There is a risk and repletion of procedures.I would rather will visit Doctor every month and see what is going on with my eyes.

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Eye Care :: Experience With Narrow Or Closed Angle Glaucoma?

Does anyone have experience with narrow or closed angle glaucoma? I believe I have been having attacks for several years now. My right eye will become real red and I will be in excruciating pain in and around my eye. I will barely be able to see out of my right eye. I also see halos around lights. I have an ophthalmologist appt in December. How were you diagnosed?

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Narrow Angle Glaucoma - Dorzolamide, Brimonidine Tartrate Headaches

My mom who is 83 years young has narrow angle Glaucoma and takes three eye drops a few times a day Dorzolamide, Brimonidine Tartrate, Latanoprost, she has had headaches but now they are getting worse.She has had operations which really haven't helped but could have scratched her retina. One eye seems to not open all the way. Has anyone have any experience with narrow angle Glaucoma and how they treat it, either with eye drops or organically? Thanks!

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Eyes :: Laser Iridotomy To Prevent Closed Angle Glaucoma

Has anyone had an iridotomy (laser - in iris) It has been recommended to me as the dr says I have narrowing and leakage.  no glaucoma.  I was told it would help prevent closed angle glaucoma. I am not sure whether to go ahead and I am seeking another opinion.

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Closed Angle Glaucoma - Prescribed Steroids For A Skin Rash - Safe

I have a rash on various parts of my body which is very itchy & I scratch which makes it worse occasionally it goes away but now it is really bad & my doctor has prescribed a short course of steroids. Is it safe to take them since I have closed angle glaucoma?

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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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Eye Collapse After Macular Pucker Surgery

I have had 5 surgeries on my left eye. It started with a basic cataract surgery that I had cloudy vision issues with, retina detachment, high eye pressure, laser to "fix the pressure issue which did not work, a tube was put in to decrease the pressure which worked and finally macular pucker surgery but the eye collapsed and the Dr. had to inject something into the eye to maintain the shape.... At this point, 2 months after the macular pucker surgery, my vision has not improved and I can only see faint images for distance and can't read anything.

The cataract and laser surgery was performed by an ophthalmologist and all of the other procedures was done by a retina specialist.

My retina Dr. is saying that the eye is still swollen and recovering from the "collapse" and it will take time before my sight begins to improve

Is there anyone who has had the same issues?  Any suggestions?

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Eye :: Macular Pucker Surgery Recovery

I can see 20/200 on my left eye, but after macular pucker surgery, i can only see light , but no image after 2 1/2 days .

Is that normal?

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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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Eyes :: Macular Pigment Change

So I went to get an eye test today and when the optician viewed the image of the back of my eyes she said there was a small change in the pigment of the macular. She said it can lead to vision loss. She looked at my eyes, did the vision tests and my vision seems okay, apart from being short sighted. She said not to worry, it may have been there all the time but due to my age (35) they don't really look for it but I am to go back for an eye test in a year rather than two. 

Well I did the worst possible thing and googled it which of course came back with macular degeneration and loss of central vision, although all I can find is age related macular degeneration but I'm freaking out. Has anyone else had experience of this, is pigment change something that can always have been there without any degeneration? I suppose if it was serious she would have referred me but I'm wondering if I should make an appointment with the GP?

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Eye :: Macular Pucker Surgery - Risks Vs. Outcomes?

Over a year ago I noticed a change in my vision. It was diagnosed as a macular pucker. I repeated a visit to a retina specialist and she recommends surgery to repair it at an early stage rather than waiting until it gets worse. I live in a large metro area with great doctors and the one I see has good marks.

I can see 20/40 in the bad eye and just fine in the other one. I do wear glasses though. I can tell that my vision is weird as it tries to blend the 2 eyes together but it doesn't stop me from living a normal life.

So, is it worth it to have the surgery like they say or can I just wait it out? If it never changes from what I have I will be fine. I fear the bad results possible with surgery. Why risk a bad outcome and a worse problem than I have now?

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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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