sudden blindness after glaucoma surgery

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My aunt did glaucoma surgery two days back(05 sep 2018). Next day(06 sep 2018), we had a check up with surgery doctor, and he confirmed everything is normal. Even she was perfectly fine till night, she was able to see properly and no issues.

Today morning when she woke up suddenly there is no vision in the surgery eye. We rushed to the surgery doctor, he did few scans and said there is no internal bleeding or pressure in the eye.

He changed one eye drop and said, this is temporary blindness, she will be fine soon. We have next appoinment in another 3 days(11 sep 2018).

I want to know if this is really temporary blindness ? and she will get back the vision. Please someone help me here

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  • Posted

     I would say, its temporary ,there is nothing major wrong with her eye..and sometimes after surgery, vision can be very I really wouldn't worry too will come back..x

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      Thanks a lot for your words. I pray to god that your words are true. 

      I want to add few detail here. 

      On 08 sep 2018 morning she the got the vision back, we were really happy. Her vision was fine, she was able to see every thing. Then the very next day(09 sep 2018) she again lost the vision. 

      Do you know why did she get the vision after sudden loss ? and again lost the vision.. 

      I have no words brother. Tomorrow we have checkup with surgery doctor. 


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      I don't understand why this would happen but because strange things have happened to me, I understand how terrifying it can be. 

      That said, if you have lost confidence in your doctor, or if the doctor is not listening to you and answering your questions adequately, then why not get another opinion?  Not all doctors are the same and it is worth the extra effort, time and expense to be able to trust that your eyes are being treated with the most knowledgeable and caring doctor available.

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    When in doubt, get a second opinion, at the very least.  Good luck!
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