Retinal detachment surgery complication

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I was diagnosed with macular hole.  Specialist recommended surgery as I'm 50 and still have quite a few years left.   With a vitrectomy and a gas bubble inserted, I had retinal detachment with leakage thru the hole between the membranes.   I had an emergency  vitrectomy with silicon to reattached the retina and an Oil inserted to heal the macular hole.   After the surgery , this is my left eye, I have two black blobs in the upper right side of my vision.  Dr. told me it either take 2 to 6 week to clear up.  After 10 weeks it didn't go away.  Dr. decide to give me another vitrectomy with laser and help clear it up.  I had this surgery 5 days ago and the black spots are still there when I wake up in the dark.  They gets lighter when I'm in the light.  

I'm wondering if  anyone has this problem and if the black spots ever go away.  Thanks in advance for any input. 

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    Sorry to hear you have been experiencing this.  I haven't had this type of surgery but just didn't want to think no one was replying to your post.  Hopefully someone will come along who has experience of this type of eye surgery and can give you some support and advice.  I would think it probably does take a while for things to settle down so hopefully you will see an improvement soon .  Take care.


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    So sorry. Looks like you went to the wrong doctor. I know people who had success with this surgery. Best of luck.
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      Thanks for your response Malihai.  He's a very good doctor but I was told just my bad luck.   I do pray that this bad luck will be lifted soon.  I need a break.  It's been almost 5 months. 

      Maybe you could ask the people with successful surgery to write to me about their procedure.  Thanks kindly!

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