(Closed) My dad needs emergency surgery for a detached retina!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It might take him a while for his vision to improve but he should probably be up an about pretty quickly after the surgery. I don’t think it is a very difficult surgery.  Try not to worry too much!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dad had that surgery about a year ago. Luckily, its minimally invasive and really not that big of a deal. I’m not sure how long it will take to heal because my dad has macular degeneration so his vision is never good but I have 90% gaurantee he will be fine by your wedding. If I remember correctly, my dad was fine the next day. Good luck to your dad ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mrskisstobe:I just saw your update so I guess my post was unhelpful! I’m sorry that happened… he can’t wear an eye patch and do those things? It must be really awful because I don’t remember anything that serious in the least, but like I said my dad will pretty much be walking me down the aisle and dancing with me almost totally blind because of macular degeneration so maybe thats why I didn’t notice a huge difference.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mrskisstobe: my friend’s dad got into a massive wreck on his motorcycle the week before her wedding. he was able to walk her down the aisle wearing an eyepatch and a cast, so hold out hope!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here is some information or you on retinal detachment:

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/major/hw187829.html#hw187950

 

I hope your Dad has a good and speedy recovery.

FYI for the rest of you, if you have vision changes, especially double, blurred, loss of vision or showers of floaters or flashes of light, you must get to the ER asap. The longer a retina is detached the more likely you are to need additional surgery or to have permanent vision change or loss.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

A detached retina is definitely a very serious thing.  The retina will begin to die after 100 minutes of detachment from the RPE/Choroid and damage can be major and permanent.  I’m glad your mama got your dad to a doctor quickly enough for a diagnosis and treatment.  A bummer that he will need a second surgery.  But don’t worry, I should think that at the very least, he could walk you down the aisle (albeit slowly and patched) at your wedding.  

 

The best of luck to both you and your father! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I know all about detached retinas… my dad had one too!  My guess is that they are going to zap his eye with a lasar treatment tomorrow, and then he will be on bedrest because his eye will have an air bubble in it to help the retina reattach.  He will have to stay in a specific position to help the bubble stay in the right location, so it may take a while for him to be allowed up…  for some reason I think it was about a week for my Dad… and he may be able to be with you… but the picture perfect walk and dance may change to help that bubble stay in place! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yikes. I am so sorry to hear this. ๐Ÿ™ i hope everything works put for you two! Don’t give up hope.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

sending good thoughts your way!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so sorry to hear this ๐Ÿ™ I know it means so much to have your dad there, I’m going to send prayers your way this could work out somehow. Keep us posted.

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