Floaters after cataract surgery forum
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For certain people, vitreous floaters can be a frustrating and even crippling condition. Vitreous floater complaints, on the other hand, were often overlooked or ignored by doctors. In the past, operations to remove floaters had a high incidence of complications, and recovery took a long time. Treatment of vitreous floaters has become more affordable thanks to the development of modern small instrument surgery techniques. Small instrument surgery makes for a more relaxed and easy recovery as well as a simpler, faster surgery. The risk of complications is reduced, which is the most significant benefit.
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You did get it tested, according to the rest of this thread. But keep an eye on it (no pun intended). It had to be the most agonizing experience I’d ever had when they did the bubble implant. They do it when you’re still awake, and it’s the ickiest feeling in the world when they bring it in.
I’ve had floaters in both eyes for the past twenty years, and while I’ve grown used to them and don’t notice them very much, they haven’t impaired my vision. Since I have diabetes, I have to keep an eye on my vision on a daily basis.
That’s kind of how I’m feeling right now. I was advised that there is a developing cataract in that eye, but nothing can be done before it completely “blooms.” Meanwhile, I’m struggling with lopsided vision because even though I have new lenses, after the cataract has completely grown, my vision will change in that eye once the cataract has been removed.
What irritates me the most is that they can’t tell me how long it will take for it to shape. My retinal tear occurred four years ago. I was told at the time that a cataract could take YEARS to develop.
Vitrocap 3 month later: eye floaters no more? final update
I made the mistake of rubbing a dry itchy eye to get rid of floaters in one eye, which resulted in a retinal tear, which necessitated emergency laser surgery, which was followed by cataract surgery.
Age-related shifts in the eyes. The vitreous, a jelly-like material that fills your eyeballs and helps them retain their circular shape, shifts as you grow older. The vitreous partly liquefies over time, causing it to pull away from the interior surface of the eyeball. The vitreous clumps and becomes stringy as it shrinks and sags. This debris blocks some of the light going through the eye, causing floaters to appear as tiny shadows on your retina.
The back of the eye is inflamed. Inflammation of the uvea membranes in the back of the eye is known as posterior uveitis. This condition can cause inflammatory debris to leak into the vitreous, resulting in floaters. Infection, inflammatory diseases, and other factors may cause posterior uveitis.
Retina tear. A sagging vitreous pulls on the retina with enough force to tear it, triggering retinal tears. A retinal tear that goes untreated can lead to retinal detachment, which is when fluid builds up behind the retina and causes it to withdraw from the back of your eye. A retinal detachment that is not treated may result in permanent vision loss.
What is normal and abnormal symptoms to experience after
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I’ve had floaters since I was ten years old, and they’ve gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. The operation sounds terrifying, and it came with a long list of risks, including cataracts (also know that cataract removal does not remove floaters). If the questionable location turns out to be fine and nothing, and the eye is structurally sound, there may be a non-surgical way to reduce them. I understand how frightening floaters can be; I notice them now and then when I read, particularly when I am tired, and they appear to be visible on the page. I’ve asked doctors what I should do, and they’ve told me to try to block them out of my mind, which I can do most of the time, but when I’m looking at beautiful scenery with a bright blue sky, I see them, and it ruins the experience for me if I think about it too much, but I know most people have them. I accept that it is bad.