I have my next appointment with the retinal specialist next week and servere frustration has set it. I really don't know the right questions to ask. They are monitoring my cystoid macular edema, cystoid macular degeneration, degenerative myopia and 3 cataracts (which all seem to be stable at last appointment). All of this along with - 6 retinal holes with lattice degeneration and mini schisis, Macular pucker and possible VMT (all of this in both eyes).
I have been told that I will eventually have to undergo laser barrier surgery, shots in my eyes, and have cataract removal and retinal surgery, which was terrifying for me to hear. If my eyes continue to be stable will they just decide to interviene when things start to progress? Also, with all of these things going on at once without examing my eyes personally what kind of prognosis do these diagnosis usually have, statistically speaking? What other qustions should I be asking?
And should I let her know that when I look at thing like newspapers or signs some parts of it are missing while other parts are gray or extremely lightly colored - almost faded, this is new and has started within the last week or so.
It seems like you have multiple issues going on. Make sure you are seeing a very experienced retina surgeon. You may want to seek a second opinion as well given more brains tackling a challenging case may be of value.
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