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@susan2018

🤔 Are you willing to say your age? I’m wondering how that enters in. A risk/benefit analysis always needs to be done before embarking on any treatment, but can you imagine an ophthalmologist telling you to just live with a severe cataract? The only difference is that the surgeon can see the cataract but he can’t see what you are experiencing with the deteriorating vitreous. Objective vs subjective evidence. As our population ages, there will be more people experiencing this and I think the patient has a right to understand the risks (retinal detachment) and then balance that against the effect the condition is having on their vision and life. I am ever so grateful to the retinal surgeon who listened to my description of what I was experiencing and said he could help me….having a Vitrectomy was like a miracle. I have since gone back to my ophthalmologist and told her how life changing it was and how frustrating it had been trying to get someone to understand my situation. I wish you luck as you further explore your situation.

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