I went yesterday for my first laser treatment in my left eye. I've already had 2 in my right eye so I was expecting it to be pretty routine. Before the laser, he wanted to see me in a exam room, just to see if my eyes were still responding to treatment well.

I have a traction retinal detachment in my right eye.... I'm still googling to figure out exactly what that means. I'll be having surgery the last week on January. I have 2 more lasers (one for each eye) before surgery.

Basically, the surgery will be to take out as much of the gooey, eye gel as my doctor can, including the parts still clouded with blood from a hemorrhage. He will also take out all the active blood vessels the laser hasn't destroyed. The part of my eye that is pulling on my retina will be cut and cauterized to avoid it reaching my macula, which has already begun to wrinkle. .

I'm scared. I was really trying to avoid surgery. I believe in the power of happy thoughts, though! So I'm trying to keep my head up. Everything happens for a reason, and this must be a lesson I'm meant to learn from.

Cheers!

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Comment by Todd Carey on December 30, 2011 at 6:25pm
I'm in need of a vitrectomy too and it freaks me out. But everyone says that they see all better afterwards! I HATE the blurry bloody vision. Best of luck, if you ever think of it, let me know how it all works out.

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