My mother is now 49 years old. She was diagnosed with retinal detachment in her left eye last April of 2011. The doctors from our hospital, since it's a public hospital, scheduled her for surgery (PPV and eyebuckling) on October of 2012. She was having a regular monthly check-up since then. As time goes by before her surgery, she developed a cataract on the same eye making her surgery to be cataract extraction, PPV and eye buckling. On the date of her surgery, one of the resident doctors said that there is an infection present so that should be treated first before the surgery that would take at least a month of treatment with antibiotic. She was then good to go for surgery last December of 2013. Prior to that, test had been made (ultrasound) and revealed that 9 o'clock of her retina is still attached. While on surgery, upon attempting to do the PPV, the doctors found out that the retina is totally detached, it is crumpled like a keloid so they proceed to removing the cataract anyway. After the surgery, they told us that they can not do anything about what they saw and no medical treatment can be done to save her vision.
Apparently, she is really depressed up to now (I know that) even though she is telling that she already accepted her status.
I would like to know what is your opinion regarding this, the whole event? Is there, still, anything that we can do?
Thank you so much and more power to you.