Depression after Retina Surgery
On December 13th after experiencing flashers and floaters my husband had a gas bubble inserted, followed by laser surgery in his right eye for a horseshoe tear. Going back for his one week check up, the doctor discovered a hole in the retina of the same eye. From this time forth my husband has been very depressed and parnoid of what might happen next. He is always giving himself "eye tests" trying to assess his eye. During a family trip to Disney over New Years of which his doctor encouraged his attending, a blood vessel must have burst over the first laser incision. In his eye he saw tiny dots of blood and cloudiness. My husband was sure that he had another retinal detachment, though he didn't see any flashers. He totally freaked out and we immediately headed to the ER. At the ER they couldn't see anything and suggested he see a local specialist the next day. My husband was so worked up that he insisted that he head from the ER straight to the airport and get on a flight home immediately. That evening he was seen by two of his doctor's associates. Neither could find any detachment. The next day he went and saw his specialist who agreed that there was no detachment, but that a blood vessel had broken. I am very concerned about mental well being. Yesterday morning after learning that he was only a blood vessel he had a panic attack when he got up. Has anyone experienced any of these issues? If so, how did you get through them?