My retina was injured during cataract surgery and I have a macular pucker. My vision in the injured eye is wavy and distorted. Will Ocuvite 50+ help that condition?
Surgery or any other entry into the eye can disrupt the eye's internal fluids and the tissues lining the back of the eye. After cataract surgery, it is common for the area around the macula to accumulate fluid (edema). When the edema (or swelling) reduces, usually everything normalizes. But sometimes the lining of the vitreous (the gel within the back of the eye filling most of the space) thickens and wrinkles, which disturbs vision. Macular pucker will not respond to oral medications like Ocuvite or prescribed medication. If the distorted vision is more than you can tolerate or is getting worse, there is a surgery called vitrectomy that removes the membrane causing the trouble. You can get more details about the surgery and its risks from a retinal surgeon.
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