90/50 is low. Other causes include damage from the retrobulbar injection (if you had a local) and elevate IOP after surgery. I doubt that the drop in IOP from the release of vitreous fluid cause this.
Is optic nerve damage rare during surgery? I was under general anesthesia- if my blood pressure went down so low shouldn't the anesthesiologist have noticed & corrected it quickly or stopped the surgery while she adjusted my blood pressure? I am really worried that this will happen to my left eye, which was always my weaker eye (-6). I have lattice deg in both eyes. If My opt nerve is damaged in the left eye, i will be completely blind. The ret spec who did my surgery is the head of the dept & I was told he was number one! I am changing doctors now--and health plans.
Thank you for your response. I have another question. My surgery was done under general anesthesia- I had a vitrectomy, scleral buckle, and gas bubble. If my blood pressure was at 90/50 for about half hour during surgery, could it possibly cause blood flow to my opt nerve to be diminished? Does an anesthesiologist normally stop a surgery in order to bring a person's blood pressure up to an acceptable level?
I am obviously devastated, and I have been researching the Internet non stop for answers to my vision loss. Your website is the best!
I am very worried that I could have the same thing happen to my left eye, then be completely blind. My left eye is -6, and has lattice as well. My ret specialist is considered number one at the large HMO where I had the surgery. I plan to change health plans, but it won't take effect until October. Thanks again.