I am a 45 female (UK) with very high myopia -23 in each eye (lazy left eye). I was diagnosed with a macular hole in the right eye in September 2012 and had a vitrectomy with ILM peel and lens removal in November. I was face-down for ten days and the gas bubble is now quite small (10 weeks). C3F8 was used. have recently I found out that the hole has not closed and I am to have another op soon to put heavy oil in the eye. I have done s lot of research and it appears that a second op can work with oil in high myopes. The surgeon said it was unusual for the op not to work and said it was down to the myopia.
I am interested to hear individuals' experiences of similar situations and perhaps, a medical opinion. It is all bitter-sweet as the lens change has now bought me to a -3 appx but I can't fully enjoy it although I am pleased with what I can see despite the distortion!
I have read a lot of postings on this forum with interest, and I am amazed at what some people have gone through. I have never heard of most of the problems that can happen with high myopia. I have obviously been lucky up until now as I have never really had any problems before...
I had a vitrectomy and ILM peel to fix a macular hole 2 years ago,also had the 10 days face down and a gas bubble,although i don't have myopia,i am quite long sighted.
The hole has closed successfully and all the distortion is gone but i do have a slight blurry patch where the hole was,but i can live with that.
I have now developed a cataract and will be getting that removed in a few weeks time,i am a bit nervous about that but i know it has to be done.
Good luck with your op,i hope all goes well for you.
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