Aa
A
A
A
Close
Eye Care Community
22.2k Members
Avatar universal

Vision Clarity only by holding flash cards high up after retina surgery

My 6-year-old daughter underwent retina surgery in the right eye after a fire cracker accident.  The trauma has caused a cut through the center of the macula, but by God's grace she is slowly recovering and is able to read flash cards and do coloring pages with occlusion of the left eye.  But while reading the cards (of letters 2 inches in size) she has to hold the card above her eye level to get vision clarity while big letters are clear when held at eye level or down.  She has oil in her eye that was injected after surgery and her lens was removed during surgery.  Can you please give me the possible reason for her not able to get clarity of words at eye level or below that?  Is it linked in any way to the oil that was injected or the lens that was removed?  Will it improve over time?  She wears prescription glasses of power +10 and cylindrical -3.25 and today, noticing an improvement they have added a 12 for near vision also.  Her eye surgeon has suggested replacing the glass with contact lens (in the right eye) to improve clarity.  Is is OK for her to wear them now or is it best to wear only glasses until her lens is placed?
1 Responses
233488 tn?1310693103
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Your surgeon will need to answer most of these as such injuries are all unique and different but yes the oil in the eye has a bearing. Switching to contacts ASAP is ideal to preserve vision in the eye and prevent amblyopia and strabismus.

JC MD
Have an Answer?
Top General Health Answerers
177275 tn?1511755244
Kansas City, MO
Avatar universal
Grand Prairie, TX
Avatar universal
San Diego, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.
Here are the pros and cons of the top fad diets and weight loss plans of the year.