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torn retina laser surgery recovery should i still have large floaters day after laser surgery for torn retina?

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Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: It would not be unusual to see large floaters, particularly with a retinal tear, and after laser treatment for it.
Answered on Jan 14, 2016
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Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
Often yes: The laser surgery does not treat the floaters, onl the tear in the retina. However, if the floaters are worse, patients should get a reexamination, as the retina can tear again in another location. However, additional tears are uncommon or rare. In general the floaters will become less bothersome over time.
Answered on Apr 8, 2020
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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Richard Witlin
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Dr. Ray Oyakawa
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Yes,: The laser seals the retinal tears, but does not change the floaters. They are due to the vitreous collapse. They get less noticeable with time.
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