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[IP] A Different Kind of Vitrectomy
I just finished doing an IP search for info about vitrectomy. Actually I
was hoping to find info about a vitrectomy for membrane stripping,
rather than a vitrectomy for removing blood from the vitreous, but I was
unsuccessful for that. However, I was rewarded to find quite a few
detailed descriptions written by Sara SP, as only Sara can write them.
Thank you Sara for your attention to detail.
I am scheduled to have a vitrectomy for membrane stripping in my left
eye as an outpatient procedure on Tuesday afternoon May 13. The dx
condition is called macular pucker, which is a wrinkling of the macula,
the area at the center of the retina which is responsible for clear,
detailed vision. I do not have bleeding in my eye, but the only
practical way for the surgeon to get to the retina is to go through the
vitreous, so it's still called a vitrectomy.
I complained of slightly blurred vision in my left eye, and also notice
that when I compare one eye with the other, the image in the left eye is
slightly smaller than in the right eye. My ophthalmologist sent me to a
retina specialist, who did a fluorescein angiogram, leading to the dx.
When I talked to the woman who schedules surgeries for the retina
specialist, she assured me that they are familiar with insulin pumps,
since they do lots of conventional vitrectomies on diabetics, some of
whom have been pumpers. I told her to be sure and get an
anesthesiologist who is pump friendly.
Since I live alone, I will take a taxi to and from the surgical
facility, just as I have done twice before when I had cataracts removed.
If there's anyone located here in Phoenix that is knowledgeable about
the MM508 and the One Touch Ultra and available Tuesday afternoon to
provide assistance while I am coming out of the anesth, please let me
know by private email.
dx 12/1942, 506 1995, 508 2000
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