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At my most recent eye test my optician told me that she found a slight scar on my retina in my right eye so I'm going to go to hospital soon to have it properly checked out there. She told me that it isn't anything to really worry about but as this is the first time anyone has spotted this she wants to check that everything is okay. Has anyone ever experienced something like this before? I haven't experienced any problems with my vision and my optician told me to go straight to hospital if I notice a sudden increase in floaters but luckily I've never had any problems with the few floaters I have, I barely notice them unless I look for them so hopefully this will continue. She also told me that it could just be natural degeneration or something to do with the pigmentation - has anyone ever heard of anything like this? Would that be something that would need to be fixed?
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replied September 9th, 2008
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Personally if your vision is good in this right eye I wouldnt let anyone do anything to that retina. In fact if someone wants to do any type of surgery on this retina-due to this "scar"-get a second opinion. It is a good idea to get checked by a specialist to be certain it is only a scar and not the beginning of a detachement. Like I said-if your vision is good, meaning normal, and it is only a scar, don't let them do surgery. Good luck-hope everything is fine!!!

Take care.
~Gee
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replied December 15th, 2009
I HAVE HAD TO GO AND GET MY EYE CHECKED OUT TODAY . HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, SPOTTED AT SPECSAVERS.

TURNS OUT THAT IT IS RARE. BUT NO PROBLEM, NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
SAID THAT I COULD HAVE BEEN BORN WITH IT.

GOOD LUCK
RICHARD
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replied November 23rd, 2013
Had retinal scars discovered at age 39. No one ever noticed before. They didn't know what caused it - they thought an autoimmune disorder. There were about 7 blood tests done and nothing found. Some floaters, photopsia. Does high blood pressure cause this?
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replied December 25th, 2009
surgical repair of retinal scar
I have a scar on my left retina due to a retinal hemorrhage and have a large blur in my vision as well as double vision. The right eye is fine. I am considering surgery to improve my vision with the removal of the scar. My vision in that eye has slipped again and I am told it is due to the wrinkle from the scar extending. The surgery is about 80% successful. My retina specialist has done thousands of these corrections over the past 20 years. The possible adverse outcomes have been explained in detail to me .Please advise outcomes of similar surgeries.
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replied August 17th, 2010
Macular Pucker
What this is called is a macular pucker, the vitreous pulls away from the retina and there is the scar tissue. over time the scar tissue 'grows' and eventually wrinkles causing the vision problems. I have had this for 3 years and keep a check on it once a year. it is a little worse and I look at possibly repairing it but the 'fix' does not look inviting! it accelerates cataracts and within a few year you have another surgery. So if it's not giving you a real problem it's best to leave it alone.
I'd like to ask does anyone notice not only a distorted vision, no straight lines just wavy ones? the strangest thing I notice is the my left eye( the one with the pucker)I see things bigger than with my right eye-strange Huh! but yes about 30% larger. driving has as the side mirror says 'things may be closer than they appear', but mine are farther. anyway don't rush into a repair just bide your time-who knows what they will discover.
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replied January 25th, 2012
"distorted vision, no straight lines just wavy ones"
Sounds like a version of wet macular degeneration. More simply, it's a leak behind your retina that's making a bubble and that's why everythign is wavy. This is treatable but the damage caused by it isn't reversable, so you need to get it seen to right away.
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replied September 6th, 2012
retina scarring
Hi, I'm having the retina scar in my left eye. I'm having distorted vision and all wavy lines. doctor will do oct of my left eye. if i close my left eye i can see well and without distortion. but in tiny form. since I'm in a profession where i need to do writing and reading a lot. I'm finding it very difficult. is there any cure?
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replied January 13th, 2011
retina detachment
I had retina detachment in my left eye, and I did surgery using laser and adding silicon into my eye, and now in my right eye I see flashes and floaters in my vision , I went to my doctor to ask him to do laser to avoid any retina detachment again as happened in my right eye, and he told me that I have scar in my eye and laser will not help much and leave it as it is...but I am very afraid from retina detachment again, since I am depend on my right eye now as my left eye is still have some issue in vision ...
any advice what should I do?
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replied June 17th, 2011
congenital retinal scar
My 9 months old baby has a retinal scar in her right eye with devaition her doctor said there is nothing to do with her right eye since it is smaller than the other eye.im afraid that she will go permanently blind since her vison according to the doctor is not clear unlike with her left eye which is normal...is there any possibilities that would help to improve her vision or is it early to consider surgery?can anyone help me please...
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replied June 25th, 2011
my 6 month old daughter who is sometimes crossed eye was examined by pediatric opthalmologist in Toronto. They saw a band of scar tissue in her right eye and believe she has very limited vision but at home she can grasp for things and smile back at me when i patch the left eye. I was told to patch her eyes for 6 hours a day to prevent blindness in her right eye. You sound like you are going through the same thing as me. I am very concerned she will go blind or have retina detachment. They are doing an angiogram to see the blood circulation in her eye done under general anesthetic. I am also going to see an optometrist specializing in strabismus (cross eye) to check her and see if she needs glasses or do anything else to fix her cross eye and prevent blindness. I will keep you updated.
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replied June 11th, 2012
My daughter, now 16 (and driving!), was born with scar tissue in a sizeable area near her retina. We patched her "good" eye for 5 hours a day from the time we discovered it when she was 12 months old until she was in 1st grade. The doctors told me that because she was born with it, she will not know what it is like to have 20/20 vision and that her good eye will compensate. This seems to be what has happened for her. Every few years, I look to see if anything could be done about the scar tissue and this is how I found your post. Your daughter's situation seemed so much like my daughter's that I thought I would write and tell you that she is not blind nor does she have any sort of retina detachment. I think it is invaluable to patch up to about 6 or 7 years....it seems after that the brain connections are set in place and won't be any different. My daughter had surgery on her eye to correct strabismus at age 3 and got glasses for near-sightedness when she was in 5th grade. For awhile, the glasses were used to correct near-sightness in both eyes, but now, she wears glasses that correct her vision in her left eye only....the one that does not have the scar tissue. Anyway, she was in cheerleading for sports (did all sorts of flips), gets good grades and is driving. It will be okay.
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replied June 21st, 2012
My 3 year old daughter also has a retinal scar in her left eye and it was discovered when she was about 18 months old when I noticed her eye wandering. We patch it when she will let us. And do about 1-2 hours a day. I have noticed that her eye doesnt wander like it used to (it was never really wandered too bad just when she was tired or focusing on something far away). Now that she is older I test her "weak" eye by standing across the room and holding my fingers up and ask her how many. She always gets it right!! So I think she is fine!. Let's hope it stays that way!! Good luck!!
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replied June 11th, 2012
scar tissue near retina
My daughter, now 16 (and driving!), was born with scar tissue in a sizeable area near her retina. We patched her "good" eye for 5 hours a day from the time we discovered it when she was 12 months old until she was in 1st grade. The doctors told me that because she was born with it, she will not know what it is like to have 20/20 vision and that her good eye will compensate. This seems to be what has happened for her. Every few years, I look to see if anything could be done about the scar tissue and this is how I found your post. Your daughter's situation seemed so much like my daughter's that I thought I would write and tell you that she is not blind nor does she have any sort of retina detachment. I think it is invaluable to patch up to about 6 or 7 years....it seems after that the brain connections are set in place and won't be any different. My daughter had surgery on her eye to correct strabismus at age 3 and got glasses for near-sightedness when she was in 5th grade. For awhile, the glasses were used to correct near-sightness in both eyes, but now, she wears glasses that correct her vision in her left eye only....the one that does not have the scar tissue. Anyway, she was in cheerleading for sports (did all sorts of flips), gets good grades and is driving. It will be okay.
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replied July 28th, 2011
retina
i have got checked my eyes in 1997 the doctor told that i have spots on retina and still i have not found its treatment and how it can cure
pls help me i am living in jaipur(rajasthan)
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replied September 16th, 2011
Retinal fold/scarring and lazy eye since birth
I've had a retina "fold" (I say this only because I found out later that it is scar tissue) since I was born, and I had been born with a lazy eye as well (same eye). My mother didn't know she was pregnant with me until six months into the pregancy. I was patched when I was younger (which I absolutely loathed, in part because of the sticky substance from the patch pulling out eyebrow hair, but also from the headaches), and have had glasses as well (which eventually became contacts once it was possible). I've had two surgeries on my right eye, both of them to fix the lazy eye, and although it's difficult to notice any laziness in my right eye (unless I'm exhausted, and then I stop paying attention which causes it to float outward), I still cannot see one object and depth perception has been a difficult thing to master. I'm not completely blind in my right eye, but because of the scarring it has made it difficult to have a sharp image (unless it's about six inches from my face and I cover my left eye in the process). Shapes are fairly easy to discern as well as basic detail, but lettering, instructions, anything farther advanced than that is not really possible. To the parents (mothers?) that are worried about their child, I'm turning out okay (I'm only 22), so try not to panic. It'd still be really awesome to keep looking into it for them though: I wish my parents wouldn't have given up on me. When I went to a specialist (it WAS only one opinion, but still) he had told me that removing the scar tissue would be like trying to remove a piece of scotch tape from a piece of paper: trying to completely separate them would almost be impossible without leaving some tape behind, or taking some paper with the tape. It was explained that I could turn out more blind than before, and I'm not willing to risk it yet. So far, I may never see one object and will always see two of everything (one image sharp, the other one fuzzy and to the upper left of the original image), but I'm not going to give up. I'm sure medicine will advance far enough for me to have my dream realized one day. Smile
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replied September 28th, 2011
FEVR
Thanks for your support. It has been three months. The doctors diagnosed my baby having FEVR, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy. No one in both my husband nor mine have this only my uncles have strabismus. My other kids and I had our eyes checked and are all normal. The pediatric retinal surgeon is currently monitoring for changes and will do laser if there's any sign of detachment. Her right eye has a distinct fold through the macula and there is some dragging in the left. She looks cross sometimes especially when she is tired. I don't know how clear she sees but she could grab a straw with her bad eye and smiles at me when I smile. I still worry about her future but we are taking each day as they come.
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replied November 14th, 2011
I was born with a scar in my left retina and also have a lazy eye, I can only see peripheral vision in the scarred eye, but my right eye's vision is good. I'm 23 and so far I've been told theres nothing that can be done. I haven't tried the cosmetic surgery to fix the lazy eye, worried it may affect the good vision in my right eye.
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replied February 3rd, 2012
I was born with scars in my left eye and scars in my right eye. I am legally blind in only my left eye. My mom has the same exact condition except she is blind in her right eye. I don't think the eye doctors actually know what's wrong though. Does anybody have any input?
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replied April 2nd, 2012
I to have a spot in the center of my eye, and went to the MD today, it was caused by blood vessels leaking fluid into the retina, he told me today there was no corrective surgery for the scarring that occurred, I have distorted vision in my right eye from this. Left eye has a smaller spot in it also, but its off to the side and doesn't effect my vision. I will look around and see if there is more information about this, because I really want to see clearly in my right eye again.
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replied November 3rd, 2013
hey same thing happened to me on august 2012 on my right eye, the doc says that there is nothing that can be done for the scarring that was formed in my macular region, i guess im stuck with this vision forever, unless by some miracle the scar goes off(highly unlikely)
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replied May 2nd, 2012
I was born with strabismus and latent nystagmus. I had two surgeries to correct the strabismus before I was 2 years old. Just recently started noticing floaters and low and behold the doc says I have two scars on my retina in the right eye. Just to keep a watch on them. Come in immediately if I see any flashes or increased floaters. vision in teh right eye is a little blurry but still ok for the most part. I'm only 27 so I hope this doesn't worsen!
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replied October 30th, 2012
Scarred retina advice please
I've just been told today that I too have a scar on the retina of my right eye. I'm 22 and they said it cannot be fixed. There is a permanent dark area in the centre of my vision in right eye although in this past month the 'splodge' area has seem to lower slightly. Quite upset about this news as I really thought it could be sorted but guess I've just got to learn to live with it like everyone else. Anyone got any tips as its been driving me mad for the past month but obviously it's here to stay now
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replied November 3rd, 2013
yes i can understand your feelings man same thing happened to me and its been a year since Sad , hope somebody finds a way to fix this
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replied November 23rd, 2013
I had major trauma when I was mown down by a car 3 years ago this month. I suffered hemorrhaging in both eyes, which took several weeks to clear up - I was told at the time that there would be no problem. Last weekend I became aware of blurring in my right eye - the hospital eye doctor told me that there was scarring - that without ever having any surgery would usually bee seen on someone 77 not 47. Apparently my sight is too good for laser surgery but he has referred me to clinic. Maybe the accident caused it - if they give me options to sort this in the future I will post what they say!
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replied January 21st, 2014
I was hit in the eye with a coat hanger when I was 12 and tore my retina almost directly over my optic nerve. The eye doctor said that the scar was so deep that surgery would only make it worse. I am 18 now and have been nearly blind in my right eye since the accident, I'm hoping that eventually there will be advances in retinal surgery.
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replied March 29th, 2014
Problem with vision- Have scar on retina
I was just going through this post, as I am also facing the same injury for past 3 months. But last 2 months were spent in hospital due to the road accident that I have had and priorities were something else. Now when I get my eye diagnosed, each doctor is here is telling me that there is a dry scar on my retina and dry scar is incurable. Issues that I have these days:

1) I see a black spot at wherever I see, but things around are visible.

2) Double vision from extreme left, right, top and bottom.

Please suggest of there is any (read: ANY) cure that can help me get my vision back. Any inputs would definitely be appreciated.
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replied April 26th, 2014
scar on righteye
I have scar on my right eye - is there any impact on employments.
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