Central retinal artery occlusion
Good day all! Yesterday I lost 100%% of the sight in my right eye. After a day of testing, etc. I was diagnosed with central retinal artery occlusion. Simply put they say I had a stroke in my right eye. The ophthalmologist said “99% the loss is permanent”. Seeing a retinal specialist next week.
I am curious if anyone here has this condition and if your loss was indeed permanent.
Thanks for any input!
Strength, courage, and peace to all.
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Hello @retiredteacher Nice to read your kind words and thank you for sharing your husband's experiences with this. I just got the 'good news' from my specialist I can move to 6 month check ups, but along with that now know my right eyesight is gone for good. Nothing to be done in my case and a bit tough to hear him say the only change is the tissue in the eye dying more and more.
Hey, at least our grandsons think it's cool to have a grandpa they can call a pirate now!
I'll chalk that one up to looking on the bright side of things!
Courage, strength, and peace!
Thanks for sharing your 'good news' as well as your grandkids perspective – being a pirate isn't all bad is it?
i am curious if the stroke occurred following cataract surgery. I am currently receiving injections every four to six weeks..
Hello @hikergirl It occurred out of the blue. I’d had no prior eye surgeries.
Thanks for your response. The wavy lines appeared following cataract surgery and I was told at a follow-up visit that my eye had a stoke, possibly because of my age and independent of the urgery.
Hi Scott. I had a CRAO in July of 2021. I woke up and had no vision in my left eye it was painless. My vision will not come back according to the specialist I saw. I was 72 yrs young and it has affected my depth perception so I don't drive anymore. It has been a learning thing with going down stairs or trying pick things up is a few things. Good luck and wish you well.