Hi all, I am a little scared right now and seeking wisdom from anyone who may have had similar experiences to me.
I recently underwent a retinal membrane removal on my left eye, as well as a vitrectomy. Quite a simple procedure or so we thought....
Gasses were inserted into the eye during the operation, with face down posturing required for 5 days post op. During the first night post op, i had an almighty bleed into the eye. Pressure went up to 60+ and you can imagine the pain.
Following approx 4 weeks whilst the surgeons waited for 'things to settle', a further 'washout' operation was required. During this operation, the size of the bleed was established and it's beyond anything the surgeons have seen before. The bleed filled the entire eye, including the front chambers, filling my eye front and back with blood. I have researched and found, amongst other issues, i have a '8 ball hyphema' - my eye is full of blood still, causing corneal staining and blindness in the eye - i can just about make out light/dark, but that's all. (Blood tests FOLLOWING surgery established i have an issue with clotting, which is being investigated by the haemotology team.
My question is... does anybody have experience of anything similar to this? Can anybody reassure or advise if/when the blood will clear from my eye? The most upsetting part is how the eye looks physically, the entire iris is black, and the 'white' of the eye is a horrid yellowy red colour.
Any advice, tips, treatments, experience would be gratefully received. Feeling very alone right now!
With thanks in advance,