This is very unusual. A vitrectomy for a macular hole should take 20 to 30 minutes. Please get a second opinion.
thank you for your reply. THis is a rather famous retina expert who also does research. She said it took long because there was a lot of peeling and lots of vitreous residuals to get rid of. In the blind area she said there is blood, everywhere else it reabsorbed but not there. Have you ever seen this happen, blood that does not reabsorb? If so what are the possible solutions?
You say to get another opinion, as she operated me, and I did a lot of research to get a very good one, what kind of person should I look for? How do I know if someone is good? After all when I chose her I had seen 3 different doctors.
Thank you so much for your time!
I had a vitrectomy surgery after retinal detachment 3 weeks ago...the bubble in my eye has reduced in size..however now i see a black area that starts from my nasal side towards the centre of my vision..blocking the whole half...I went to the surgeon who performed the surgery...he said everything looked fine and that the black area should disappear with the bubble...its been 10days and there is no change in the black area however the bubble has reduced in size quite a bit....im very worried and need to know what that black area is...like is it a blind spot or what....it moves with the movement of my eye...
Thank you so much ..
That post is from 2012 and the only post that person did. Not likely you'll bet an answer. Use the search feature there are many discussions about that type of surgery in the past year.
JimmyJack, I've been there - I understand your need for reassurance. Unfortunately, you may not get it. If your surgeons tell you that your retina is re-attached and flat, there's nothing really to do but wait to see where your vision ends up. It takes a long time to recover from a retinal detachment/vitrectomy/bubble. I'm at over a year and am still experiencing small changes (for the better) in that eye.
At 10 days after the first surgery I was still panicking - all I can say is that you experience a lot of visual weirdness (flashes, discomfort, weird light refractions, etc.), and you won't even begin to have a good idea what your vision will look like until the bubble is completely gone and the vitreous replacement fluid gets clearer. Even then, it's just an idea. You may have some vision loss.
Make sure your retina is re-attached, and be patient. That's about all you can do at this stage.