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I am 60 years old. Starting in the fall of 2014 I started having major complications in my left eye. A bit of background info though, if I may. I had lazy eye in my left eye, since Childhood, which resulted in major near sightedness in my left eye. When I was 18 my Doctor told me that my right eye had compensated, and at that point my left eye vision, I guess wasn't all that bad, so He didn't recommend glasses at that time.
Over the years my vision in the left eye got worse, where I eventually had to wear glasses. Nearsighted in my left eye, farsighted in my right eye, and an astigmitism in my right eye, and no fine depth perception, With glasses though I was able to live with it, and do well. Starting about 4 or 5 years ago, my vision in the left eye, was considerably worse, so I went to an optometrist, and he said that my vision hadn't changed that much since I got my glasses. So in leaving that place that day, I told my husband, that I was going to be blind in that eye I guess, and I would just have to live with it. I did until the fall of 2014, when one day I saw bright flashes of light, in my left periferial vision, like lightening. Then Large floaters and black tangled thread like floaters appeared, and it also looked like fine black pepper was sprinkling down the front of my eye, and then I had a snakey like floater that looked like blood.
After a day or so I was really worried, so my Husband and I went to see an Optometrist that I had an appt. with, for an eye examination. He examined my eye, and said I had an emergency situation, and I needed to get to an Opthamologist.. He believed my retina was detaching, and he also said it looked like I had a pretty good cataract going on too. So off I go to University Hospital, to get the retina tear fixed. In the follow up checkups, it was determined I had a bad cataract, but couldn't have taken out, until It was safe, after the retina tear surgery. About six months later I had the cataract surgery, that required a stitch in my eye, because the cataract removal didn't go as smooth, and I got a super duper temporary lense. My vision hadn't never been so good. I was seeing beautiful colors and detail. It was like a whole new world.
I told my Husband I bet the permanent one, won't be like that, as we couldn't afford one of those expensive upgraded lenses. I was right the permanent wasn't like that, but at least I could see. The Doctor said I would probably only need reading glasses. Well it didn't turn out like that. At one of my post operative checkups, I told the Doctor my vision was slightly wavy, so they looked at that, and determined that scar tissue, had formed where I had the retina tear surgery, so it was pulling at the back of my eye. She said as long as my vision was good, I could forstall future surgery. Well it has been a little over a year, and my vision is now just as blurry as it was before the cataract surgery, maybe a bit worse since I no longer have any near sightedness, in my left eye, which did make it possible to see up close.
So I was wondering if there were anyone here, that could possibly tell me what could be going on. Is there some problem besides the lens, that replaced my natural lens? My new glasses aren't even much good.
I am wondering if it is the scar tissue, that formed as the result of my retina tear surgery, that might be causing my vision, to deteriorate.
I know that an appt. will have to made I guess, with the eye Doctor. We will be saving up, to pay for it.
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