Well soon it will be 6 weeks since my FOV (right eye) PVD induced surgery in Australia. Some of you may remember my post and how initially I was very disappointed at the results as I had a fair amount of post-op debris that I was sure would not go away. Even though I had read the stories of post-op stuff going away you still have your doubts as everyone is different.
Well at about the 3 week mark some of this post-op debris that looked a lot like left over Vitreous to me did in fact disappear. They did not gradually fade away but just woke up one day and never saw it again. I was worried that this would not happen as they did not look like blood floaters which we all know can go away after a while. I think because they were free floating that if they did not disintegrate perhaps they got stuck to the wall of the eye or somewhere in remaining vitreous. I sure hope they don't come back as it was probably worse that my initial floaters when the debris came on.
After my post-op debris went away I was still dealing with a dark mass connected on strings that looked like broken off Vitreous for sure in my upper central vision. If I squinted at this stuff it looked like connected molecules of something. Thankfully this retreated into my upper vision and does not come down into my line of sight very often (I guess that means it is being sucked into my lower central vision if I see it in my upper central vision). Once this became less bothersome I just had some annoying black muck in my upper right periphery vision to deal with. After a week or so this became a bit higher in the upper periphery which made it easier to deal with.
I was just starting to claim that I was happy I went through with the Operation when I woke up about 4 weeks post op with the bothersome Vitreous Frill that we all call it. This is now in the periphery on my right side along with the black muck in the upper periphery. Perhaps that other stuff that was already there pulled this into existence/line of sight I do not know. Anyway now that this has happened I can just hope it does not get any worse from here and only gets better.
Here is a picture of the 'Frill' that I see...
The darker mass in the upper periphery is bothersome but not a nightmare. This frill although faint and I do not see it clearly unless I am outside (driving is tough as in Australia the drivers side window is on the right and I have to see this 'bouncing arc' moving around) is very annoying.
My life has been improved in some ways by the initial removal of my bothersome floaters (I can look from down to up now on a computer screen without the crystal worm dark floater zooming up into view) however this 'new type of bad' is tough to deal with for sure. Especially since it came on a month after surgery and just starting to think I might be okay.
The arrows on my picture show how the arc moves from left to right and this happens very fast. It is the movement no doubt about it this time and not how dark it is which makes it constantly distracting.
So my questions to those of you who unfortunately have to experience this 'frill' is:
Does it ever get better? I have heard for some people it can and other it doesn't.
Does it ever get less mobile?
Does it ever get lighter and how long does this take in your unique experience?
And...is it worth having another surgery to remove it for the people that have actually done this?
Not to worry no matter how many surgeries I have to have one day I plan to come on here and tell my story to being floater free 4Life.
I look forward to any responses/help.