retinopathy laser surgery

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-08-26 14:33:05 -0500
Started 2014-08-26 01:56:05 -0500

I had laser surgery a week ago. My eye is still tender, the whites of my eye is a yellowish color and the blood vessels are bright red. That eye is also still pretty blurry when trying to read things. Does anyone know if this is a normal thing, or something I should be concerned about. Before I contact my specialist as he is on holidays, I was hoping someone might have some input.

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Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-08-26 14:25:25 -0500 Report

Call your doc. There is such a wide range of what can happen to your eyes, what kind of laser did you have and for what? I've had 2 cataracts, 3 vitrectomies, and several laser (photocoag) treatments. My laser treatments felt better and looked 'normal' within 24-36 hours. You will kick yourself if you ever hear 'if we had only treated this sooner'. I am not the type to run to the doctor, but I have learned to run to the eye doc when it is warranted, call your eye doc.

GabbyPA 2014-08-26 08:32:53 -0500 Report

My mom had cataract surgery and she was amazed at how wonderfully her vision improved immediately.

I know that is not the same, but it being blurry would be a concern to me. There must be someone in your doctor's office who could talk to you about what is normal or not. I would call them anyway. The redness I would think to be normal, but the yellow is a color that I would personally be concerned about without knowing what to expect.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-08-26 14:33:05 -0500 Report

I'm being treated currently for redness in my one eye, mine is (lack of scientific terms) leaking blood vessels near the surface of the eye. The rotten part, is it is in the eye that doesn't work, it feels pain, can get infected, dried out, and it still sometimes tries to focus with the other eye. The yellow would concern me too, but redness can mean a number of different things.

Type1Lou 2014-08-26 07:39:22 -0500 Report

i haven't been lasered for retinopathy but did have laser surgery to remove scarring behind an implanted lens and for narrow angle glaucoma. In both cases, I remember needing to use natural tears eye drops to lubricate my eyes since they were dry. Contact your ophthalmologist with your concerns and he/she will either reassure you that it is normal or have you come in because it is not.

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