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Possibility of eye replacement post retina detachment operation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   SUB: Retina Detachment Operation

Case History: ( Patient: F-58 )

Retina Detachment operation done in RE last May09.
Vision slightly returned back after operation
After three weeks from operation date, all of a sudden, bleeding started in RE for infection as Doctor said.
Vision totally lost in RE
Tremendous head pain and tear continued then
Doctor decided to operate once more to save Cornea and used injection to minimize problem.
Pain & tearing from RE initially removed.
After two weeks suddenly the RE became almost white and tearing and head pain started.
Doctor prescribed medicines and eye drop and problem partially solved.
Again the head pain and tearing already been started for last three weeks with less appetite and tremendous physical weakness and body temperature.

Cornea is in good condition. Medicine and Eye drop continuing.

Doctor suggession is to remove silicon oil used in Retina Detachment Operation which will minimize eye pressure and head pain along with tearing. But the RE will gradually closed.

Patient has a high BP tendency and medicine continuing for the same.
Is there any way to safe the Eye? Is eye replacement possible?

Awaiting your valuable suggestions.
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Let me read it
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Can you send us the scanned reports post retinal detachment surgery
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User :   Urgent case. Please reply soon.
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I am a General Practitioner, this is a case of an eye specialist that too a Vitreo retinal surgeon
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so my expertise is not sufficient
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I thus ask you for scanned reports so that I can take an opinion
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For your question of eye ball replacement, I think it cannot be done
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When was the re operation done?
User :   Retina detachment operation in RE, No vision. Tremendous head pain and tearing. Doctor suggesting to remove silicon oil from RE to get remedy. Is there any other other option to save eye? Please reply me.
Doctor :   The material used silicon oil should be removed

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There is not other option
User :   Doctor, please reply my case.
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