What can cause blurry, distorted vision after two retina detachment surgeries?
Retinal detachment surgeries are usually considered major surgeries and will take weeks and even months for the patient to have full recovery. Prognosis depends on how early or late the retinal detachment was diagnosed, how early treatment was administered and to what extend the detachment was prior to surgery.
During the recovery stage, patients will notice very gradual improvement of vision and may even feel like the vision is blurry and distorted at the initial stages. It is thus important to work closely with your eye doctor to better understand what the recovery and visual function of the eye will be like.
However, if you notice a sudden deterioration of vision during the recovery stage or any symptoms that deviates from what was discussed and explained by your eye doctor, do flag it up immediately as it could potentially be other eye conditions.
Dr David Chan
MBChB, MMed, FAMS, MRCS, FRCS
290 Orchard Road
#07-09 Singapore 238859
I'm sorry to hear about your persistent blurry and distorted vision after 2 retinal detachment surgeries.
Unfortunately this is not an unusual finding, as such symptoms may occur due to post operation epiretinal membrane, striae across the macula (previous macular-off retinal detachment), or from post-operative proliferative vitreo-retinopathy .
Other ophthalmic complications not related to the retina detachment, but to the surgery itself include secondary cataract formation, or refractive error after a buckle is placed.
You should consult your attending ophthalmologist for a thorough evaluation and a detailed discussion of your current situation. Your attending doctor would be best placed to advise how you can move forward in addressing your concerns.
Best of luck!
Dr E-Shawn Goh
MBBS, MRCOphth, MMed, FRCOphth, FRCS, FAMS
MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTRE D
820 THOMSON ROAD
#06 - 57/58/59/60/61/62 Singapore 574623
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