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How to get rid of eye floaters? When vitrectomy?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology
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Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time.
Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Vitrectomy surgery markedly increases the risk of cataract formation and the small but real risk of retinal tear and detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living.

In brief: Time

Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time.
Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Vitrectomy surgery markedly increases the risk of cataract formation and the small but real risk of retinal tear and detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living.
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Dr. Melissa Neal
If your doctor has confirmed that you do not have a retinal tear. The best way to notice your floaters is to try to not focus on them. By not focusing on the floaters your allow your brain to adapt to the your new visual stimuli. The more you are able to not focus on the new floaters the easier and shorter time it will take for your brain to adapt
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