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What are reasons for the defect of dots after cataract removal?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Floater??: Is it mobile or stationary dot? Please clarify.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Vitreous changes: Most common cause of black dots after surgery is PVD (posterior vitreous detachment): very common & usually no complications & resolves over time. Diabetes though can affect retina (diabetic retinopathy, proliferative retinopathy) before & after cataract surgery. See your eyeMD: Be sure your vitreous (no blood) & retina are normal; see your eyeMD if dots persists: more @ eyedoc2020.Blogspot.com

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Which r the reasons for the defect of dots appearing after cataract removal?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Vitreous changes: It is not uncommon to have changes in the vitreous (gel inside the eye, behind the lens) after cataract surgery. A posterior vitreous detachment, for instance, may not have been appreciated due to poor vision from the cataract (which blocks light coming into eye). Your eyemd can confirm if it is the vitreous or a posterior capsular opacity.

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