Retinal surgury


pschlute

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 07:14
Following a detached vitreous in my left eye in February, I thought all was well. Until Easter Monday when I noticed a black disc in my peripheral vision. A trip to see the emergency Ophthalmologist at my local hospital confirmed I had two tears in the retina. Tuesday morning I was booked in to see the VR team at one of the major London hospitals and on Wednesday i had my operation.... Pneumatic Retinopexy. The tears are frozen to form a scar, and a gas bubble injected to maintain pressure on the site until it hopefully heals.

So no photography for me for a few weeks.
Peter



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K10D

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 07:52
Ouch!

Hoping all goes well with the recovery Peter.

Best regards

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johnriley

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 09:08
Hope that it all heals well for you.
Best regards, John

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Benz3ne

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 09:30
Sorry to hear that Peter, wishing you a speedy recovery.

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 10:31
Wishing you all my best Peter - make a quick and full recovery so you can enjoy your photography again and we can enjoy your contributions
LennyBloke

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 11:12
Nasty. Here's hoping the op has produced a full and permanent repair.

No need to avoid photography completely for the next few weeks, though. People with all sorts of visual impairment take superb photos. Perhaps a change of approach during the next few weeks - more random and experimental, less pre-visualised? When the eye has healed and you can see OK again, you might even see that you've taken an unexpected masterpiece!

Steve

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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 11:21
All the best with your recovery. From what you've said it certainly sounds like the docs know what they're doing.
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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 12:39
Along with everyone else here, I wish you a speedy recovery.

I also agree with Lubbyman, you have the experience and knowledge to overcome this 'bump in the road' and continue in one way or another with what you do so well.
Be well, stay safe.

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pschlute

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 13:18
I appreciate all the kind wishes very much.

I shall have a go at photographing "blind" as it were, I might even learn something
Peter



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Flan

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 17:18
Hope you are on the mend Peter, best wishes sincerely
Flan

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OldTaffy

Link Posted 22/04/2022 - 23:41
I do hope that your treatment brings a full recovery. It must have been a frightening experience. We depend so very much on our vision.

Best wishes,

Martin
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/04/2022 - 00:23
I won't say, "get well soon" because you should take as long as it needs. But I do hope it is soon! .... And I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 23/04/2022 - 09:32
Yikes! Speedy recovery buddy
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pschlute

Link Posted 23/04/2022 - 15:00
Good news is distance vision has returned almost to normal in the affected eye. Close up is more challenging as the gas bubble keeps getting in the way ! It is like looking through a spirit-level.

I have to keep my head tilted to the left all the time to keep the bubble in the correct position, which is awkward but a small price to pay. Too early to say how successful the operation has been, but I am feeling a lot more hopeful than I was.

The doctors and all the staff at St Thomas's Hospital are heroes to me.
Peter



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stub

Link Posted 25/04/2022 - 21:54
Stick with it Peter, Hope all goes well in the very near future. I also suffer a medical condition which affects my eye workings. So I know how frustrating it gets. Looks like you have a fantastic team working alongside you. So fingers crossed.
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