As I posted previously, I had cataract surgery on both eyes in September. Having much clearer vision in my right eye made a condition more evident - to the point that it is very distracting. I was referred to a retina specialist for further tests on the eye in early December. An injection and some drops did not change the condition, so they ran additional tests today to confirm what they had seen before. The condition is described as an eccentric macular pucker.
The macula is pulled forward and skewed to the right. The resultant vision with my right eye is a combination of objects being compressed horizontally and twisted. The twist distortion can be described as something like a square becoming more of a parallelogram with vertical sides while the top and bottom rise from left to right. Fortunately, my left eye is dominant and vision with it is fine.
Corrective surgery is scheduled for January 15th. It involves insertion of two instruments in the eye to allow the surgeon to push the retina back into place. Then, he will insert a bubble of air inside the eye to help hold the retina in place. I'll be asleep for most of the procedure. Can't say I'd want to be awake while they jab sharp objects in my eye! The worst part of the recovery procedure will be having to keep my head facing down most of the time for three days so the air bubble keeps the retina in place.
The doctor said it could take days or weeks or several months for the vision to return entirely to normal. I sure can't leave it as is, though! I'll let you know how things turn out after surgery.