Laser Repair of Retinal Tear

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Just had a horseshoe flap tear on my right eye repaired two days ago. Ever since, my vision to the left is a little weird, but I only notice it when I look to the right. It's like my nose grew and is sticking out into my field of vision or something. My retinal specialist said the scarring from the repair shouldn't cause any vision problems, but in another forum a lot of people have experienced something similar. My Dr said to call if I get a lot more flashes/floaters, or if I see a curtain. I can't say this looks like a curtain really, so I'm not sure what to think.

I did call the Dr's office yesterday and the nurse said since I was just in the day before and the retina was holding, I should be fine. They did offer to get me in to see a regular optometrist, since it was short notice, or they said I could wait until my two week follow-up with the retinal specialist. It's five hours of driving all together (2 1/2 hours eacy way), so I opted to wait for now and just see if it gets any worse.

I was wondering if anyone else had an experience like this? I was reading a forum earlier started by a person called Rose....., but I cannot find that discussion now.

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    Could be part of your vitreous has detached,that is not a detached retna,vitreous detachment can lead some larger,unusual type floaters and shaded areas where detached.
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      Yes, thank you. The vitreous is definitely thinning and separating from the retina. What happened, is an area of thicker vitreous pulled on the lattice degeneration part of my retina to form the horseshoe tear. I was just wondering if the wierd vision problem is a temporary issue from the laser surgery. I was blinded in the right eye for several minutes after the laser procedure, and as my vision came back I could the blob-like obstruction when I looked to the right. Perhaps the laser did cause some additional changes in the vitreous. The laser did take quite awhile, he must have done maybe 15-20 passes that each took maybe 45 seconds or so. My eyes are still sensitive from it, so I hesitate to go back and get re-checked too soon. That spoon in the eye thing is pretty invasive!
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      How are you doing? After my laser from a hole in my lattice degeneration (no pvd), I also had that strange appearance of my nose. It was like looking through a jellyfish. I can also see 4 black spots which are from the laser in my left eye near my nose. Did yours improve?
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      Yes, mine has improved. Still have black pepper spots, but they come and go. Apparently nothing to worry about. Good luck with your situation!
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      The jellyfish like spot is a bit better but sometimes when I look over my nose looks a bit blurred still. The black spots from the laser are better and less noticable now. I am so glad that you mentioned the black pepper. I am also getting these basically tiny black spots like pepper that come and go. Also, I have a static like effect in my peripheral vision and some very small twinkly spots (similar to glitter) that come and go. I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. It has been just over 3 weeks for me now.

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