Just over two months ago I got what they call a vitreous bleed from a torn retina. Two days later I was being operated on by a surgeon I knew nothing about. I am very nearsighted with an RK, so I guess I’m high risk.
Well I made it through the bubble, the body positioning, and the big black floaters that have since gone away. After two months there are still several things I’m dealing with.
1. Eye still dilated, still about twice as dilated as my good eye.
2. Eye still red, redness gets better and worse, but won’t go away.
3. Vision comes and goes, seems to take me longer to focus then my good eye. I see better with surgery eye in morning, seems to get worse in evening. Eye drops and liquigel seem to help so I use them religiously, Sunglasses help to.
4. See a red dot near the center of my vision, it comes and goes and has been around since my bubble dissipated enough for me to see it. Sometimes light around it does a strobe like flickering that is short lived thank god. At first I thought it might be scar tissue, but now suspect optic nerve related.
5. Strange stuff on my periphery, reddish waves inside my eye, and blind spot on my periphery opposite where they cauterized the bleed, all of which I believe are par for the course.
Before you say it, yes I have talked to the surgeon’s partner and called the office a number of times, and even sought out a second opinion. They assured me my eye is healing, but none of them have been terribly informative.
A red dot is not on their list of things to watch out for, but what the hell is causing it? The eye dilation might be damage to a nerve, if so where does that leave me? Will it heal? Or am I stuck this way?
Redness is from surgery, and vision could be helped by new glasses, which my insurance won’t pay for until next year. Old glasses are worthless.
I’m posting this in hopes that other people out there have been through this or have an idea what’s going on.