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Lisa971

Post-op vitrectomy

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What are the typical restrictions (of daily activities) are there after vitrectomy surgery? I know it depends on the individual surgery, but in general....?

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Nothing that would bust a vessel: any exercise or lifting. I was down for three months, out of work two or three weeks

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What was the purpose of your surgery? How long did it take, for vision to be clear enough to see to read? what about to drive? Is vision only affected in the eye that undergoes the surgery, or are both eyes numbed and/or dilated?

Also, did you need to have help (from family/close friends) in doing some things afterwards, and if so, how long?

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What was the purpose of your surgery? How long did it take, for vision to be clear enough to see to read? what about to drive? Is vision only affected in the eye that undergoes the surgery, or are both eyes numbed and/or dilated?

Also, did you need to have help (from family/close friends) in doing some things afterwards, and if so, how long?

 

I had a pars plana membrane peel. I had menhoraging in my let eye that was clotting up and well, blinding me. I've written a lot about it on here.

 

I was in when the doors opened at 6am and I was in line for a coffee around 10am, maybe 10:30.

 

http://www.diabetesforums.com/forum/eyes/20564-advice-on-vitrectomy.html#post244867

 

http://www.diabetesforums.com/forum/eyes/13290-nov-15th-coming-early.html#post154920

 

I see from old posts you've been fighting this for quite awhile. When do you go?

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Thanks. I will read some of your previous posts (no use in repeating yourself over and over :)

My doc is closely monitoring my right eye -a line of scar tissue on the new membrane (?) is causing wrinking on the macula. And, I have continuous hemorrhaging into the vitreous, some of which has not cleared in the 6-8 months that it has been there. I call these people my little black ghosts.... in cognito

-one of them appeared in the form of a nice beard on people's faces haha

Anyway, doc keeps mentioning the surgery, but has still not decided whether or not it is neccessary, so I guess that's good! I've just been obsessing and anxious about it and if I have it because I'm not sure of the inconvenience as well as the results on vision...(but right now I am anticipating the inconvenience of post-op restrictions)

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Lisa, unlike some of the others here, I was completely knocked out for surgery. Not sure if that's what made the difference but I went back to work in a week, driving and all (though my drive is not too rough and low traffic) The restriction I had was no heavy lifting or exercise (walking was fine---though tough because the bright light bothered me) the first few weeks.

 

After my second surgery (other eye) I went white water rafting, repelling, and rock climbing about 3 1/2 weeks later.

 

A year later both my eyes are in stable condition and I've not had any further bleeding or floaters. I was very scared and nervous about the surgeries. Afterwards--while expensive and a bit more inconvenient...the laser treatments were far worse and more demoralizing. Keep in mind the long term goals, rather than the short term inconvenience.

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I wish u the best. I have had 3 myself. Have you heard of Avastin? its a wonderful medication that is shot into the eye ane does great with hemmorrages (sp)

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I had what you have about a year ago. This April I had a victerctomy done and it has gone very well. I took a week off of work and the day after the surgery I was seeing 20/80, the following week I was 20/30 and the next week I was 20/20. After a month my doc lifted all restrictions and told me to have a nice summer. Of course as fate would have it my good eye had a bleeder yesterday so I'm afraid I might have to go through it all over again in my other eye. We'll see.

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