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Detached retina repaired by surgery. Shadow coming across vision path. Is it re-tear of retina?

I had a detached retina three years ago and had the surgery, the retina was repaired. It was a major tear and had new lenz installed too. Have had no problems to date with the vision and I just noticed in past 4 days a slight shadow in the upper right corner of the repaired eye, starting to come across the vision path. Could it be a retear of the retina or residual cateract that has formed? and should I call my surgeon now and have it checked further?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Dear Ksanske,Hi,There may be two causes of your shadow in the eye .First ,it may be due to retinal detachment post surgery and second is after cataract i.e a posterior capsular opacity developing behind your IOL which has been placed.I would advise you to visit your ophthalmologist who ll do a detail examination.If there is after cataract they will do a YAG laser to remove it and if there is any detachment the retinal surgeon ll plan according to the type of tear and do the surgery...So don't panic.Just visit your ophthalmologist.Everything ll be fine...TC...Dr Ajay shankar kar
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