You are literally trying to save your eye's life and prevent blindness and yes it is worth any number of operations to retain sight.
HI. I also have hemoglobin SC (Sickle cell traits) and I have been having eye issues. I just had a vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhaging in my left eye with no retinal det.. Im 30 yrs old and this thing has been worrying me since January 2014 when I noticed a puddle of blood clouded my vision. After a few months, I told myself to just go through with it. I had no complications from my surgery done on Jun 10 2014. No pain, no infection and I stayed face up 24 hrs after the surgery as he instructed. I just had to keep my head elevated during the recovery. On jun 20 2014 at my post op, the doctor said everything looks well, but I had some rebleeding. I cant tell that there is blood there, I just see this milk screen vision. In the mornings, my vision is better after laying down for a long time. I can see my hand in front of my face pretty well and can see my tshirt with bog words on it looking at the mirror at myself. I also can see certain things on my cellphone close up. It seems like im making progress and is better than before. I had a dark puddle in my vision that wouldnt allow me to see any of that. Even though its blood there again, it hards to be hopeful but also theres a part of me that still is. This disease is so complicated. No one wants to keep having the same problem occur to lead to having the surgery. I already had lots of pto saved up that is nearly down to the count because I have been out of work since Jun 092014, and plan to go back to work on Jun23, 2014. Im in a new relationship and I couldnt imagine having my bf worry about what im going through even my family. I have a 7 y/o son who was teary eyed to see me wearing an eye patch after leaving the hospital for surgery. He had to stay with my mom a few days, so that I can atleast get some rest. It has been a trial, but Im hoping that the blood is stable and just reabsorbs. Im wondering if it is normal to expect some amount of blood to happen after the surgery recovery. I pray things do get better for you and for me. It isnt as much as statistical data or resourceful information when it comes to having Hgb Sc related vitrectomy outcomes. I wish there was. Im looking forward to my vision becoming clear again despite of the blood that may be there. It didnt seem like it was because things started to look promising after the surgery as far being able to see really good in the mornings. Hope this is some sorta good indication that it will be. I hate that you have had to go through the surgery again, as well as for myself, im hoping I really dont. Wishing us both the best!!!!