Detached Retina

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Postby janet88 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:48 pm

This year, I didn't have to go in-law's place as hubby just had eye operation (2 days b4 CNY) and so can't drive. We stayed at home and it was so shiok to avoid all the sickening drama. :rahrah:
However, I had to put up with the crap over hubby's condition.

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Postby 2ppaamm » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:50 pm

Hope he is getting better. What an 'Ang pow'.

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Postby auntieM » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:56 pm

Is it eyesight correction? Hope he is fine now :wink:
My DH did twice and always kena scolding for trying to read sms/emalls from me

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Retina detachment

Postby janet88 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:24 pm

Nope, his condition was serious and we didnt realize the symptoms/signs.
His left eye had blurred vision in the morn and hubby dismissed it as tiredness. By noon, it became worse (he said it was like fluid in the eye and couldn't see much). In the evening, that left eye vision was half functional. Thought it was eye infection but GP referred him to A&E immediately.
At A&E, the eye doctor did a detailed check and found that his retina had detached. He told us to go home first (3am). At 8am the next day, a senior doctor checked and called for an op to be carried out in the afternoon. Fortunately we went to A&E in time or he would have lost his vision permanently. I read up on this condition. It happens very suddenly.
Now his retina is back on the original place but he has to bend his head down for at least 2 weeks.

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Re: Retina detachment

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:30 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:Nope, his condition was serious and we didnt realize the symptoms/signs.
His left eye had blurred vision in the morn and hubby dismissed it as tiredness. By noon, it became worse (he said it was like fluid in the eye and couldn't see much). In the evening, that left eye vision was half functional. Thought it was eye infection but GP referred him to A&E immediately.
At A&E, the eye doctor did a detailed check and found that his retina had detached. He told us to go home first (3am). At 8am the next day, a senior doctor checked and called for an op to be carried out in the afternoon. Fortunately we went to A&E in time or he would have lost his vision permanently. I read up on this condition. It happens very suddenly.
Now his retina is back on the original place but he has to bend his head down for at least 2 weeks.


Wow... that's super scary. You should go thank your GP for making the right assessment for him to go A&E.

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Re: Retina detachment

Postby 2ppaamm » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:30 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:Nope, his condition was serious and we didnt realize the symptoms/signs.
His left eye had blurred vision in the morn and hubby dismissed it as tiredness. By noon, it became worse (he said it was like fluid in the eye and couldn't see much). In the evening, that left eye vision was half functional. Thought it was eye infection but GP referred him to A&E immediately.
At A&E, the eye doctor did a detailed check and found that his retina had detached. He told us to go home first (3am). At 8am the next day, a senior doctor checked and called for an op to be carried out in the afternoon. Fortunately we went to A&E in time or he would have lost his vision permanently. I read up on this condition. It happens very suddenly.
Now his retina is back on the original place but he has to bend his head down for at least 2 weeks.

O goodness! Retina detached can cause blindness if they cannot get that in place. Your DH is so lucky! Remember not to rub eyes... Thank God he is ok! Take good care. :D

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Postby auntieM » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:39 pm

Hi janet_lee88,
Do take good care and hope he gets well soon.
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Re: Retina detachment

Postby tree nymph » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:24 am

janet_lee88 wrote:Nope, his condition was serious and we didnt realize the symptoms/signs.
His left eye had blurred vision in the morn and hubby dismissed it as tiredness. By noon, it became worse (he said it was like fluid in the eye and couldn't see much). In the evening, that left eye vision was half functional. Thought it was eye infection but GP referred him to A&E immediately.
At A&E, the eye doctor did a detailed check and found that his retina had detached. He told us to go home first (3am). At 8am the next day, a senior doctor checked and called for an op to be carried out in the afternoon. Fortunately we went to A&E in time or he would have lost his vision permanently. I read up on this condition. It happens very suddenly.
Now his retina is back on the original place but he has to bend his head down for at least 2 weeks.


Hi!

did the eye doctor say what trigger this condition? could this happen just like that? very scary leh... I wish your hb speedy recovery!

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Re: Retina detachment

Postby LKVM » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:45 am

janet_lee88 wrote:Nope, his condition was serious and we didnt realize the symptoms/signs.
His left eye had blurred vision in the morn and hubby dismissed it as tiredness. By noon, it became worse (he said it was like fluid in the eye and couldn't see much). In the evening, that left eye vision was half functional. Thought it was eye infection but GP referred him to A&E immediately.
At A&E, the eye doctor did a detailed check and found that his retina had detached. He told us to go home first (3am). At 8am the next day, a senior doctor checked and called for an op to be carried out in the afternoon. Fortunately we went to A&E in time or he would have lost his vision permanently. I read up on this condition. It happens very suddenly.
Now his retina is back on the original place but he has to bend his head down for at least 2 weeks.


OMG..... thank goodness u went to A&E on time...

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Postby Andaiz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:37 am

janet_lee88, take care of DH and yourself. Thank God indeed you guys got to the A&E in time! :celebrate:

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