I had loads of tests and evaluations and was found to have Vitreal epiretinal membrane traction syndrome. Yesterday, I underwent a sutureless vitrectomy and epiretinal membrane "peel" for the scleral buckling. The outpatient procedure went well, but at today's followup appointment, I was told that my epiretinal membrane was VERY thick, and may, in fact, return which would most likely mean another "peel."
Does anyone have any info about this? I've found a lot of info on this website about the vitretomy and ERM peel, esp from Jodie J., but not a lot of info about having a thick membrane.
I also know that I'm likely to develop a cataract within 2 years from this procedure I just had. I'm sure i'll be back with more questions about my astigmatism and intraocular lenses, etc.
The other thing I'm wondering about is my vision for reading, sewing and photography. Prior to this procedure and for the past 5 months, it was like looking through little thin wavy lines of vaseline. My vision became steadily worse, as I was checked every couple of months.
I know it's only been a little more than 24 hours, and my top-notch retinal specialist/surgeon mentioned that I'd probably show steady improvement over weeks to months (and perhaps longer).
However, I now have a grayish spot in my vision, sorta like a blind spot, off to one side just short of the center of my field of vision, that I didn't have before. I am hoping someone has some experience with this and can--at the very least--do some cyber hand-holding and tell me they had it too, it eventually went away, and everything will be fine.
Thanks for any help, input, or just good comforting words!