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When I was about 45, both of my eyes had posterior vitreous detachments which resulted in floaters. My doctor said I had one of the biggest floaters he’s seen but said not to have surgery unless it settles in one spot and obscures my vision. When I was 49, during a check on my floaters, my optometrist found a retinal tear which had not caused any visual symptoms as it was near the bottom of my retina and towards my nose. A retina specialist tacked it down with a laser.
Anyone else have these eye conditions? Thanks!
Yes I can relate! I have a ‘glob’ of the floaters that have stayed in the same area of one eye for almost a year now. I have heard there are laser treatments however I am pretty nervous about stuff like that still.
Trammell7, my floaters don’t bother me enough to want to risk treatment… I’m scared they’d be worse. I’ve been very near-sighted since about age 15. I liked the idea of laser correction except the procedure was so new they didn’t know what would happen as the eyes aged and I didn’t want to be a Lasik surgery guinea pig. I was scared when they lasered my tear down but it didn’t hurt and stopped it from detaching. Does macular degeneration run in your family? My dad has that. He had a laser treatment that helped stop the progression of it. Do you have bright blue eyes, by chance?
I have always had floaters but last Feb in 2011 I had a searing pain go thru my left eye. Turned out it was a big ole vitreous detachment. I was 34 at the time. I have just learned to live with my floaters.
PalominoMorgan, I’m sorry you had pain with yours and so young too. I never felt mine. My doc said to ignore them as best as I can and I’ve gotten quite good at it! 🙂 Do you get headaches behind your eyes? When I had my bad POTS “episodes” that was one of my symptoms.
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