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I have had floaters in 1 eye , following cataract surgery.

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I have had floaters in 1 eye , following cataract surgery. I was told I would gradually get used to them and that they eventually drop out of sight. In my case thus has not happened and if anything ,they ars worse. It is not so much the black dots but the smear across my vision which spoils focus.
I have recently been discharged from the Oxford Eye Hospital. They said surgery was unadvisable and could lead to retinal detachment, along with the same disapearing advice as before.
Are there other options open to me as I am finding them intolerable.
Chris Wilkins
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 2 years ago.
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Sorry to know about the disturbances due to the floaters.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I believe the information given to you is absolutely right and I'm afraid there is nothing more to add than what has already been explained to you.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

The floaters , as you know, are due to vitreous detachment.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Some floaters tend to drift out of vision over a period of time. I guess you would need lots of patience same.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Vitrectomy is the surgical treatment of choice when these floaters begin to disturb the daily routine.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

However one has to weigh its pros and cons before considering this surgery.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Your doctor is right regarding complications arising out of vitrectomy.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

, I noticed that you have entered the chat just now.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

As of now there are no alternative treatment options available to get rid of floaters.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You xan wait more time vitreous strands or floaters to drift out of vision. Vitrectomy is the last option and is considered in those who have very poor vision in both eyes due to long standing floaters.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I am sorry that I could not add any additional information than what you know and only confirmed what has been told to you.

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