I have seen a few answers to my question. I recently had cataract surgery and was then told I have a pseudo
hole in the macula. Not knowing too much about this problem the specialist asked me if I wanted surgery. I
don't have a bad time seeing but since I am 80 years of age I do not know if I would want surgery at this time.
He also said I have a cholesterol ring in my eye and that it could break up and cause a mini stroke. I think
he is an alarmist and never really explains too much. I worked for a neurosurgeon for 25 years so I am
knowledgeable in the medical field but not in ophthalmology.. I am thinking of getting a second opinion. When I
told him my eye was tearing he said "I don't do tearing". That kind of clinched it for me. But I am concerned as to
whether this pseudo hole will get worse and invade my vision. This retina specialist is not the same one that
operated on my cataract. I guess I have two questions. Do I need surgery for the pseudo hole and will the
cholesterol ring cause a problem.
My doctor is now claiming that I might need membrane peel surgery. Is this a common
surgical procedure on the eye? After cataract surgery I still have a black spot and
although it might be a little worse than it was I can still get by with it. He also claims
that the cholesterol ring I had in the eye is now gone. He also told me that I had an
irregular heartbeat and sent me for about six different cardiologist tests which all turned
out without a problem. When I saw him the other day he said my heartbeat was now
normal. Do you think it is time that I should get a second opinion? He is not the easiest
doctor to talk to as when I saw him awhile back he said I would need pseudo hole
surgery now he is claiming I need the membrane peel. I am confused.
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