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Detached Retina/PVR Update: 14 Months Later With FAQ

Now it is 14 months after the fifth and, at this point, last surgery on my right retina. My eye, which has proliferative vitro retinopathy (PVR), is stable, though it has oil inside, which distorts my vision. On a retina listserv that I read regularly, I’ve noticed that several people who have been through multiple surgeries … Continue reading

Detached Retina: Another Vitrectomy Treating My PVR

I’ve just returned to the hospital for another surgery on my right eye. My retina condition has a name — proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) — which basically means that, so far, my retina keeps detaching. When I last reported on my detached retina issues, I explained how oil was placed into my eye to hold the retina in place. … Continue reading

Detached Retina Problems — Still Not Over

This post is not a substitute for consulting your physician. Eye care is critical as we age, and retina health figures in prominently. I am aging some in-depth experience in retina treatments. After a vitrectomy in each eye, I hoped that I was finished with retina problems. I was thrilled with my new vision after … Continue reading

Understanding My Aging Eyes After My Detached Retina

I’ve written several posts about eye medical care (post on cataracts – posts on detached retinas). Sometime soon I will share a bit more about my experience with cataract surgery — mine occurred several weeks ago. Recently I discovered a terrific eye education resource. If you are trying to make sense of the medical health of your … Continue reading

Detached Retina: After My First Surgery

My recovery from detached retina surgery seems to be pain-free, but it is arduous, given the need to maintain certain positions for long periods of time. As a person ages, holding these positions must be increasingly difficult. The Sunday morning surgery took place at a local hospital — where the surgery prep and recovery spaces … Continue reading