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Post surgery non reactive pupil

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  • Posted By: laura26
  • November 11, 2006
  • 06:43 AM

I have had an optic pit for over 20 yrs and just recently had surgery in August to prevent a retinal detachment. The surgeon did a vitrectomy, a retinal peel because I had a film on the macula from the fluid build up, then during the surgery, my retina detached on the outer right edge ( right eye). I then had cryosurgery to repair that and also laser to build a "dam" to prevent future fluid build up near the macula. A bubble was placed inside the eyeball to hold my retina in place. Well, I did everything I was told, face down for nearly 3 weeks, used the atropine, antibiotic, and steroid drops as directed. As I was getting my vision back once the bubble disapated, and I finished all my drops as directed, I realized that my pupil is huge and has not changed back, it does not react to light or anything, also, my outer 25% peripheral vision is gone. I am scared and very upset. I was not told anything about my pupil becoming damaged during the surgery, and I guess time will tell if the peripheral will come back, I doubt it but I don't know how long that is suppose to take. I want to know how common is this sort of thing after having the surgery that I had. I am only 42 and I am a very busy mom of 6 and work full time. I drive alot with my job and this condition is affecting my acitivity and my job. Please, does anyone know what I can do?

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