Retina surgery

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i was told by my retinal specialist that i need lazer surgery to protect my only eye from a possible tear to the retina .

less than two weeks after the procedure was preformed, my center vision started to cloud up and decline by the day .

another specialist said it is caused by fluid leaking behind the retina caused by the surgery so i am posting this while i still can and tell you this was a terrible decision for me and ill suffer the rest of my life for it.

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    The only reason you should have had laser surgery was because you had a retinal tear. I've never heard of it being done to protect the retina from tearing or detachment. I hope that the second specialist has given you a treatment plan! It sounds like thermal laser surgery can help with your issue. Please let us know how things work out. I'm so sorry that you're having to deal with this.

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      It was laser surgery that was done to protect against a future tear i was told by the specialist .

      about ten days later i noticed a dark cloud in my center vision so i went back to the clinic where i saw another specialist who found that fluid is leaking behind the retina due to the previous laser surgery .

      they then gave me a shot inside my eye and said i may go blind .

      i only have one eye and now stand to loose that .

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    I am so sorry for your bad experience. Last year, after my Cataract surgery, I had to see a Retina specialist because I had some bleeding behind the eye. At that time, he also saw a slight tear in the retina of the other eye. He suggested laser surgery and I agreed to it. Luckily, I didn't have any bad effects from it. I still have a problem with the other eye though but at least I can see very well. I wish you lots of luck.

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    I had the laser procedure for a retinal tear as well. for several weeks after the procedure i had blurry vision as well as floaters This eventually cleared up after about 6-8 weeks

    Best of luck to you

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