I woke up blind in one eye this morning

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Glad it worked out so well :)

 

If you got an IOL (intra-ocular lens) that corrects your sight, of course your glasses will no longer "fit" that eye: 

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I got the best suitable one- with nanolaser application. And my insurance is covering it! New glasses ( bearing in mind the other operated on eye and its recuperation still ): earliest possible time frame and a serious of check ups before then - 6 weeks.

By the way, my eye doc here is truly wonderful so if anyone needs one in Hamburg- I can highly recommend:

https://www.google.de/search?q=eye+doctor+in+harburg&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-de&client=safari#trex=m_t:lcl_akp,rc_f:rln,rc_ludocids:15162664371205623456,ru_gwp:0%252C7,ru_lqi:ChVleWUgZG9jdG9yIGluIGhhcmJ1cmdI-KT9yqKugIAIWikQABABGAAYARgDIhVleWUgZG9jdG9yIGluIGhhcmJ1cmcqBggDEAAQAZIBD29waHRoYWxtb2xvZ2lzdKoBEhABKg4iCmV5ZSBkb2N0b3IoAA,trex_id:G53Q9d&lpg=cid:CgIgAQ%3D%3D

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4 hours ago, john g. said:

Since that link doesn't work properly if you're on a desktop (it only works on a mobile phone), here the details.

 

Ahmed Elshinnawi, MB ChB, Facharzt für Augenheilkunde: https://www.kvhh.net/de/medicalregister/net-kvhh-physician-41358-59059.html

His website is: https://augenzentrum-harburg.de/

His Jameda ratings: https://www.jameda.de/ahmed-elshinnawi/augenarzt/hamburg

He doesn't only treat patients with private health insurance like John, but also patients with public health insurance.

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10 minutes ago, PandaMunich said:

Since that link doesn't work properly if you're on a desktop (it only works on a mobile phone), here the details.

 

Ahmed Elshinnawi, MB ChB, Facharzt für Augenheilkunde: https://www.kvhh.net/de/medicalregister/net-kvhh-physician-41358-59059.html

His website is: https://augenzentrum-harburg.de/

His Jameda ratings: https://www.jameda.de/ahmed-elshinnawi/augenarzt/hamburg

He doesn't only treat patients with private health insurance like John, but also patients with public health insurance.

He's not only a wonderfully friendly person and competent doctor  but, more importantly ,  kept me informed about the World Cup this morning , including ( in case I didn't know😂) , England beating Iran 6-2 and Egypt NOT having qualified because Senegal had knocked them out of their qualifications group!😂😂

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Giving a blind friend a cheese grater could be the most violent story he’s ever read.

 

 

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Not good. Doc Ahmed checked me out this morning. The left eye he sorted out this morning is doing well. I made my usual jokes - the way I am. But he is not happy with the progress of my right eye, operated on in hospital in August. The pressure is 40 and a grey star shit thing appearing. " This should not be the case."

It took a while but got through to the eye department ar Barmbek hospital this afternoon. I have a Notfall transfer from him. 

Taxi bestellt  for 8 am tomorrow. Not watching the World Cup right now🙁

Too tough on the eyes.
The joys of ageing.

And England will lose on penalties to whoever anyway😂

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23 minutes ago, RedMidge said:

John- Eye surgeons are amazing and so much they can do to resolve issues. 

Keep positive and wish you well.

Thanks, Red. It seems there is a hole in the retina🙁

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21 minutes ago, john g. said:

Thanks, Red. It seems there is a hole in the retina🙁

 

Hi John, how big is the hole? Is that something they will be able to laser?
As well as the detached retina in my left eye, the retina in my right eye also had multiple "perforations" which were laser welded closed again.
It wasn't a particularly nice experience but better than the inevitable detachment! :unsure:

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Dunno, Eric😩

I didn't dare ask... tthey will first try to reduce the very high pressure on that eye with jabs at the front and back of the eye and then decide on the course of action after that.

If so, laser for sure. 

" How many days will I be here?"

" We don't know."

 

What worried me?

The chief surgeon looked at the computer pictures and banged his fist on the table.🙁

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Good luck with the surgery! 🍀

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On 28/11/2022, 21:40:52, john g. said:

But he is not happy with the progress of my right eye, operated on in hospital in August. The pressure is 40 and a grey star shit thing appearing. " This should not be the case."

 

3 hours ago, john g. said:

It seems there is a hole in the retina🙁

 

There being cataracts (Grauer Star) if you have had surgery for retina detachment or a macular hole (= hole in retina) is actually normal, it always happens like that.

 

https://www.healio.com/news/optometry/20200408/management-of-patients-undergoing-cataract-surgery-after-retinal-detachment-repair

  • Cataract surgery is frequently necessary following retinal detachment repair, especially when intravitreal gas is applied to close a retinal break and reattach the retina. These gases frequently disrupt the metabolism of the crystalline lens, rendering it opaque within just a few months after surgery. Additionally, the surgical trauma of retinal detachment repair can itself cause enough trauma to the lens to induce cataract.

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/ask-ophthalmologist-q/macular-hole-surgery

  • Nearly everyone who has macular hole surgery will require cataract surgery and therefore some surgeons recommend cataract surgery before or at the time of macular hole surgery.
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