I had a vitrectomy almost two weeks ago and have a gas bubble to reattach my retina. Iwas just wondering what the normal vision with the gas bubble is like...I can kinda see thorugh it, but it looks like I'm under water...it also seems like my vision moves...is that because the bubble is moving? I can see light, and colors, and the closer something is to my face, the better I can see it. Objects that are farther away are hard to make out. The strangest hing is that "watery" looking image. Is this all normal?
yes, all normal...your vision w/the gas is pretty good...most people with a gas bubble get the best vision when looking down, not straight ahead. It's not until the gas is less than 50% that you'll really be able to see well looking straight ahead (assuming you did not have a macula-off detachment).
Ok, so I was given a general piece of paper that said I would not be able to see through the bubble, and that when it started to shrink I would be able to see underneath it. Well..I can see a little above it and to the sides a little if I tilt my head, but not underneath yet...I can see when I look down but it's still that "underwater" look of looking through the bubble. Should I be concerned? The bottom and right side of my left eye is where I actually had the problems to begin with...
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.