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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Eye Update

Saturday Evening Update:
Called the Optometrist office that I saw before and got his emergency line.
Referred to optometrist on call and had to travel outside city limits to her office, but was worth it.  (Mom drove)

Very competent and she checked my eye and could see a definite retinal detachment.  Referred to Retinal specialist in town... Saw him at 9:15pm.  Seems that I have lattice degeneration in both eyes, a condition more common with nearsightedness and makes the retina more vulnerable to detaching.

Will be having surgery in the morning to repair the retina...  Reporting to the hospital at 7am.  Specialist is the best in town, so in good hands.


Possible Procedure: vitrectomy and a sclera buckle.

Vitrectomy - removes the vitreous fluid that has pulled away and will be replaced.  According to my research, there are several things that are used to replace the vitreous fluid including gas, saline or silicon gel.  Will know more about that tomorrow.

Scleral buckle. This treatment for retinal detachment involves surgically placing a silicone band (buckle) around the eye to hold the retina in place. This band is not visible and remains permanently attached. Thermal treatment may then be necessary to close the tear. This procedure is effective as high as 95% of the time. (WebMD)

Thank you for all your prayers...
Katie Kat.

20 comments:

  1. We are sending you large rumbly purrs and love for your surgery. Our Dad had his retina fall off just before Christmas, he had the vitrectomy and a gas bubble to hold the repair in place. We will be thinking of you

    Luff from
    Oliver, Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

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  2. Purrs, purrayers, and pawsitive thoughts on their way! We hope you are feeling better soon. XXOO

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  3. Continued purrs, purrayers and universal healing Light. Paws crossed all goes well.

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  4. One or more of those Purrrys must of worked to get all those doctors lined up in such a short time. good luck with your surgery.

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  5. We are purring our biggest purrs and hope your surgery goes well. We will be thinking of you are sending calming purrs.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. We're purring and praying for a good result from the procedure. It sounds like you are in good hands but we know it has to be scary for you.

    The Florida Furkids

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  7. We all have our best purrs and prayers headed your way and we will be looking forward to a wonderful update as soon as you feel up to it. HUGS!

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  8. Purrs and prayers that everything works out OK.

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  9. Sending lots of purrs and prayers for your Mom!!
    ((((HUGGGGGSSSS))))) from your TX furiends,

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  10. Glad you took my advice and didn't wait. A detachment means that no light reaches the lens and the longer this is allowed to happen, the more vision is permanently lost. TW has done research on this because her retinas have fraying and any changes have her in her retina specialists' office ASAP. Best of luck on the surgery.

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  11. praying for a successful surgery. the kitties will be sending special purrs for you too!

    momsbusy, kintaro, & tt of kazoku neko

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  12. We are praying and purring for you! Wishing you the best and a successful outcome. May God guide the surgeon's hand. Purrs!

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  13. So sorry you are having eye problems. We will purr and pray that the surgery goes well and that your recovery is quick and as painless as possible!
    Purrs from Fur Everywhere <3

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  14. Hi, dis is Phoenix. I saw you comed to muh bloggie. I jus wanted to says howdee and to let you know dat me and muh furmom will bee sendin' up purrayers fur yous!!!

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  15. Oh Katie, we are sending our very best healing purrs to you and our paws are crossed that everything goes smoothly and your eye is good as new in no time.

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  16. The best of luck on your surgery, which is probably taking place right now. All will go well, undoubtedly, and you'll soon be resting at home. Take care.

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  17. Hope it's all over now and that you make a good recovery from this. Sending purrs and purrayers.

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  18. We came over from Jan's Funny Farm, we just wants you to know that we is praying and purring fur a good outcome to Katie's surgery.

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  19. Purrrrrrrring that by now you Mom is hanging out in a bed somewhere recovering.

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  20. Katie, we have been purring and praying for you. We hope that the surgery went well today.

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