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Old 01-03-2021, 09:33 PM   #11
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It wasn't floaters I had. Everything I was seeing was wavy.

There was also a hole in the middle of my sight in my eye. It was only when the optician covered up my good eye and asked me to read the letters on the wall I couldn't see the chart, but could see everything around about it. I didn't realise that I wasn't seeing the whole central part of my vision when looking ahead.

It was only once I tilted my head that my peripheral vision could see the chart. It was very strange.

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Old 01-03-2021, 09:45 PM   #12
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I was told by the consultant, the older you are, the longer the recovery time is.

I had my surgery about 15+ years ago. Even now when going to Specsavers, they always comment on the scarring they can see in my eye
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:48 PM   #13
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Here's wishing you all the best for the morning mate

I've not had a detached retina like yourself, but I have had some recent sight issues where my sight deteriorated overnight.

I wear contacts or glasses all the time as I'm short sighted.
But I got up and couldn't focus on the monitor when I started work.
In fact all the walls in the house were 'too close'

Booked in to my optician and had an eye test and she said see your GP straight away because this could have been caused by diabetes.

Went to docs pretty fast, had a blood test, two days later he says your diabetic in a bad way and we need to start treatment today.

My blood sugar is through the roof, I have a decent diet, exercise regularly, not overweight.
Another tell tale sign was that I was losing weight without trying.

Got two new pairs of glasses, but because my diabetes had affected my sight I've got to have another eye test in a few weeks and have the glasses made up again.

Its not fun having issues with your eyes.
Its made me quite down, plus coming to terms with the diabetes and my heads been banging.

We take our eyes for granted.

Hope everything goes alright
Keep the thread updated with your progress mate.
You might have to dictate to the mrs for a few days
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:55 PM   #14
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Good luck with it and high praise to the NHS there, no messing around getting you in.
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:13 AM   #15
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Good luck with the surgery. My Mum had a full detachment on one side and a partial
On the other, many years ago and all done well with surgery.
I was told at the time that the signs are black spots within your vision, particularly to the sides and also at worst it will be like a curtain coming across as it detaches. Much more common in very short sighted people.
If it’s a partial and needs the laser surgery, you will soon be in the mend.
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:30 PM   #16
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BTW all, please excuse the spelling if it's a bit amiss as I'm on the laptop zooming in with approx 3 words on the screen they are that big!!

You should’ve said in the OP mate, we could all be responding like this

I’m glad you’re in good hands and that this has been swiftly taken care of. I hope surgery went will for you mate, let us all know how it goes. I’ll give you 48 hours to come back to us, after that, we’ll assume you’ve gone blind... just kidding of course, but all the best mate.

I hope you don’t mind a my humour




Also, good luck reading this bit

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Pardon the pun, I hadn’t seen your post. I’ll grab my coat.

Serious note, hope all went well and you are on the mend.
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How did it go? I hope all is ok?

I'm not sure if we should expect an answer. I know from my experience that he could be forced to be on bed and lying face down for the week.
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:25 PM   #19
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How did it go? I hope all is ok?

I'm not sure if we should expect an answer. I know from my experience that he could be forced to be on bed and lying face down for the week.
I'm here folks, for 10 mins at least as that's the break I get every hour for the next 7 days while I'm posturing.

Basically, as Kerr referred to, for 50mins of every hour for the next 7 days, and for this initial 24hrs, I have to basically lay face down so that the gas bubble in my eye has the best chance of staying stable to enable it to fix the 2 tears in my retina.

After this initial 24hrs, my posturing allows me to them lay on my left face cheek for the 50mins with 10mins rest to stretch my legs etc.

Sleeping like this will be ok but for the time I'm awake, it's a pain but really necessary.

Typing this while wearing the wife's gigs, seeing the screen with my left eye as I cannot see jack thru the right eye.

Surgery went well despite being put back 3 times for emergency admissions during the day.

It's not nice surgery by any stretch. Took 45mins to do and it was strange watching the suction needle clearing the floaters and viscus from within my eye.

Post op examination this morning confirmed the surgery went well. Unfortunately, I was told yesterday that it's only a matter f time before my left eye goes the same way.

Fantastic care all day yesterday by Sheffield Halllamshire staff, every single detail checked and double checked by 10 different doctors and nurses before any procedure was performed.

The only downside being that I'm always chipper and full of beans but this has really knocked me for 6 as it's really disabled my life for quite a period of time until my vision is restored. Losing your vision is absolutely sole destroying, imo anyway.

Main thing though is that I'm now on the mend so thanks for all the well wishes and little bits of banter as they've put a smile on my current grouchy face.

I'll update as the sight/vision starts to return.

Cheers all, gotta go and lay face down again now for another 50min spell!!
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