I have been referred to a vitreoretinal surgeon for a macular hole in
my left eye. However, I have this strong feeling that I have it in my
right eye as well. (I was diagnosed with macular puckers in both eyes
earlier this year). The vision problems in each eye are different --
left eye is blurry central vision spot; right eye is difficulty
focusing and what appears to be a "central floater".
I see a surgeon next Friday, but am curious. When both eyes are
involved, is surgery generally performed on both eyes at the same time,
or are they typically done at different times? Just curious. This
waiting to see the surgeon next week is difficult.
Vitrectomy surgery is done one eye at a time. The risk of post
operative infection is very, very small but if infection occurs it can
be devastating. It would be difficult to contain an infection to one
eye therefore, the benefits of doing a bilateral surgery, if there are
any, are far and away outweighed by the risks.
Linda, this is a very good question and one in which others may be
interested. May I post your question on my blog: