I had eye injury last fall, ended up in Dec.’20 w/ anterior uveitis (IOP30), treated by local MD who would not discuss IOL for cataracts, son’s company does IOL-equipments for Cataract out West. I’m in WI. Went to another downstate MD they had listed out, said continue drops for 2 weeks and come back in February ‘21 for recheck. I saw my OD to check IOP 4 days before the appt. On the weekend a weird Shadow in Right upper corner appeared, but since seeing on Monday, I would ask. On Monday, no dilation, just the check by the OD who did a very cursory check, asking, “ do you have any questions?”, I replied, “ what about this shadow?” , wiggling my fingers over that area. The tech replied, “ oh, cataracts cause a shadow”, and repeated this. Me, knowing ZERO about this ( I am a cardiac RN), relaxed. They scheduled, tentatively a surgery for IOL cataract 3/1, which was cancelled d/t their issues. Meanwhile, my son’s company’s owner gave me another doc downstate to check with.
Sooo, long story short, 4 weeks later I saw this doc ...the week before vision had “yellowed”, and shadow I had dropped but I did not look for the Zebra in the horses. This doc, on dilation - was HORRIFIED as I had RD with Mac off! I WAS HORRIFIED!!!!!! I take excellent care of these eyes as I lost my hearing in 1996 d/t antibiotics and have a cochlear implant!
So, had surgery 3/24, closer to home, face down for 7 days and nights...but have now 5-10% bubble left, vision in right eye 20/100 WITH glasses( normally wear contacts), but the micropsia, wavy vision, letters/words are awful!!!!
Needless to say, I am beyond words, horrified and yes, MAD that the OD did not even deign to look or hear my words...and my work/career is now in question not to mention all the rest! THe left needs cataract surgery but the Retinal Specialist wants to wait ....meanwhile, I am LEGALLY BLIND d/t the prescription/VA in my eyes...
Is there any chance over time this will improve??????????