Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Unlikely from LASIK. Floaters are caused by clumping or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. Most near sighted individuals and inidviduals over 50 see floaters at some point in their life. Any type of trauma can exacerbate floaters and if the lasik surgery was 'traumatic' the floaters in the jelly may be noticed or worsened.

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Please tell me, could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Intraocular surgery. May increase the risk of developing a vitreous floater. Lasik is not invasive to the globe but due to mild compression of the eye during surgery, the vitreous gel after being mildly compressed and decompressed, can form a vitreous floater. These are normally benign. One study in the journal of cataract ; refract surgery (2011) reported a 16% incidence. Read more...

Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Get your eye dilated. Floaters can be a sign of serious eye problems, including retinal detachment. Go see your eye doctor, and have your eye dilated. Floaters may take weeks or months to disappear. There are a few surgeons who will do floater removal surgery if the floaters are constant and don't go away on their own. Read more...
Floaters. New floaters are not typical after lasik. You should tell your surgeon so he/she can dilate your eye to ensure that there is no retinal tear. This is especially important if you were very nearsighted before lasik. Read more...

I have a lot of floaters and I had lasik surgery for removing glasses if these floaters appear because of lasik? Or stress?

Ophthalmologist. I don't think that stress alone causes floaters, but if you're experiencing showers of new floaters, an eye examination by an ophthalmologist is needed to check for retinal detachment although simple vitreous floaters may be occurring. Read more...

Hv floaters in eyes, highly myopic, sud I undergo lasik? Scared whether i'll be able to work again with my condition as I'm highly myopic?

Floaters. Floaters are very common in patients with high myopia. If you do not have any retinal issues, lasik should correct your prescription and the floaters should not cause any issues. There is no reason you should not be able to work. Read more...
Not sure. Only your surgeon can determine your candidacy fir lasik. Lasik will not help floaters. Discuss your options with your surgeon. Read more...

Hi doc, I want to ask whether lasik eye is dangerous or not? I have floaters and nearsighted. Left eye around 700 and right eye around 600. Thanks!

Usually safe. Lasik has a very low complication rate. You need to get a preop exam and testing of corneal thickness, curvature, tear film and production, corneal health, and other factors to make sure it is ok for you. I have successfully treated thousands of patients with your prescription. It will not get rid of your floaters. It should reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. Good luck! Read more...
Lasik. Lasik is not dangerous in appropriate candidates. It is one of the safest most common elective procedures performed in the U.S. Read more...

My friend is having eye floaters since last 5 years and he is getting irritation with it. Is there any medical treatment apart from surgery?

Little but surgery. Surgery is a last resort and is only considered when the floaters are continuous, prevent normal vision and interfere with lifestyle. A few very anteriorly placed floaters can be dispersed with laser treatment. There is no medical treatment for floaters. Read more...