Had Retinal Detachment surgery 2 months ago. Having problems

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My problem is blurry vision in that eye, distorted vision, heavy, tired feeling in the eyes makes me very sleepy. Can only go on computer for a few minutes have to stop. hard to watch TV, keep falling asleep because my eyes feel so heavy and tired. Can't do my crafts because things aren't straight. Has anyone had this surgery and what was the outcome? Appreciate any input. Can't get a straight answer from the specialist.

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    Hmm..might want to get an objective opinion from another doctor. If there is an issue,and I have no clue,doubt the one that did the surgery will say so. Keep us posted.
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      Though I have no experience myself but I know some people whose surgery for this problem was successful though it takes quite a bit of time to recover; even for the patient of youger age. If the age is more, still it should be OK in due course if surgery was considered suitable for the patient. However recovery does take quite a bit of time. Still I also feel you may consult some other Doc as well.
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    i had macular hole surgery which is a little to the retinal detachment surgery, my eyes are not the best now, but i can do the normal things with my eyes though not to the best but i manage,  but everyoone's body does not re-act the same way it might just be that yours is taking longer to get better, but keep consultinh with your specialist.  Godd luck

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    you've been through alot this past year, helen. ive read your story.  i hope that you have a great support group of friends and loved ones to help encourage you to keep alive that fighting spirit that i read in your messages.

    don't give up and don't fall into a depressed state.  your a child of god, call on the father.   youre in my prayers.

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      Thanks for all your comments everyone. I'll give it a chance to get better.

      It's only been a little week over 2 months. Maybe it does take longer for someone elderly. I'm praying that's the case. I was a crafter, making and selling greeting cards, now I can't see if things are straight because of the distortion. I don't watch TV during the day, computer only maybe 10 min. or so.  So it doesn't leave much else. Thank God I can drive, that gets me out.

      Thanks, for letting me vent. Nice to have this group.

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    it takes time, we heal differently, thye sight might get a little better thanks that yo u can move about and drive the reading will take some time, habe on in there be positive
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    I suggest you download an amsler grid to determine if you have visual distortion.  You might also ask for a visual field test.   if straight lines are ind

    eed wavy, this test will pick up on it.     google amsler grid.

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