I had a lattice degeneration that caused a small detached retina. I had surgery to reattach the retina, as well as detach some micro adhesions that were about to pull on my retina. I did face-down for a heavy gas bubble for two weeks. My surgery was December 23, 2016. Doc said I was healing great February 6. But, I am in the “am I really going to be okay” stage. Freaking out, really.
My question is… my gas bubble disappeared Saturday! Hooray. But, now I see a red patch in my lower left field of vision. I saw this from the beginning, and Dr. told me to ignore it. Then I didn’t see it. Then it came back last week, days before my bubble left. And it has a bit of a flare or glow to it. Especially in the dark. I have seen a series of glowing lights when I am in a dark room, which I blamed on the glowing gas bubble. The doc said to not worry about it “as long as you have your gas bubble.” But I still see it, and in fact, it seems more apparent. I suspect the red patch is the self-dissolving stitches or something. I think vitrectomy patients should definitely have a support group. Like…”did you see this?” or “did you have this?”
Any words of wisdom would really be great. I need to calm the heck down, I know!