Thread: Lost sight in Right Eye
05-18-2005, 11:40 AM #1
Lost sight in Right Eye
Last Sunday I was playing Football (soccer) here in the UK. The ball then hit me in the side of the face when my friend kicked it. It was a one off and hit me in such a perfect place that it gave me a whole in my retena (Retenal Hole), which is similar to a detachment, I'm told.
This is fairly common with boxers and fighters. Has any-one had any experience with this and its treatment?
05-18-2005, 12:35 PM #2Originally Posted by bigswiftos
thats the only kinda hole I would have no use for.
sorry to hear that man...good luck with that
05-18-2005, 01:57 PM #3
Dang. Your I sounds F.U.B.A.R, hope it's not.
05-18-2005, 02:19 PM #4Originally Posted by Dally
05-18-2005, 04:05 PM #5
Im sorry to hear what happened, my question is how do you know its specifically a retinal hole? I ask this because at the hospital I currentyl work at (in NYC), it is common practice to treat this as an emergency, and do surgery to prevent further tearing...or even a complete detachment of the retina itself. As, for as I know, treatment is generally to prevent further progression, rather then actually correct the vision, however, I definitely am no specialist in this field. Keep me updated as to what the surgeons say.
05-18-2005, 04:12 PM #6
I have torn both of my retina's. My right eye has torn across the center point of vision and I couldn't see out of it and my left was slightly torn. The day I found out what it was from a Dr. I had surgery the next morning to fix them. My eyes are straight and have 20/20, or close with contacts! Without contacts is a different story, but after not being able to see, I am grateful for any blurred vision. They should be able to fix you bro. . .
05-18-2005, 04:13 PM #7Originally Posted by HeartDocMD
05-19-2005, 02:48 PM #8
I wanted to correct my initial statement. I spoke with an associate of mine, and there is a current procedure being done known as a "Vitreotomy." Essentially, the vitreous humor is drained from the eye, and a small air bubble is injected into the space. This bubble acts to push on that section of the globe, and adds pressure onto the afflicted area. This has been shown to be an effective procedure and although vision might never be 100% it will def. help somewhat....
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