I had RD of the right eye and vitrectomy surgery to repair with gas bubble. It is healing well, but I was told by my surgeon that I have macular pucker in that eye which was present prior to surgery. My surgeon also told me I would probably need surgery to correct this sometime in the future. This is very distressing to me since I am youngish (53) and never had any eye issues. Since the surgery I do notice slight distortion in vision of some lines like the edge of a countertop etc. Other visual issues with that eye is a hazy quality to vision.
My question and I hope Dr Hagan can chime in is this:
Will laser to strengthen the lattice area of non RD eye which my surgeon has encouraged me to have cause a pucker to form in that eye? This eye has had no PVD as of yet but does have lattice. Also, could the laser surgery cause any issues with vision? I am not nor was i previously high myopic and the thought of change in vision for the eye not operated on is giving me a lot of concern. My surgeon encouraged me to get a 2nd opinion and a 3rd if I want as well.
My other concern is the pucker and whether I would eventually need surgery. I saw a post from Dr Hagan in which he mentioned that very few cases of pucker or epiretinal membrane require surgery.
Thank you for any insight you can give.