This is more like a translucent glob of junk in my eye and let's light
thru.. When I turn my head to the right, its like a gray curtain (yes,
I've read about detached / torn retinas) going across my field of vision to
I went back to see my eye doctor who dilated my eyes and thoroughly checked
them.. He said it should go away in a week or 2 but that my retina is fine.
Is this truly a floater? I have other floaters and this isnt like them at
all..? Any words of reassurance?
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"Mike Adkins via MedKB.com" <fo...@MedKB.com> wrote in message
What a coincidence! I have exactly the same thing. I had cataracts
removed in both eyes (a week apart) last month. The first eye was fine,
but I had terrible glare in the left eye (a diagonal beam would appear
over any light). The doctor said I had a "wrinkle" behind the lens, so
he used the laser on it (capsulotomy). He told me I would probably have
some floaters for awhile. Well, I've had floaters in the past (black
specks or hairlike floaters).
That beam was gone, but it was replaced by a starburst when I look at
lights. In my line of vision there is what I called a smear or a wispy
cloud. After a few days I went back to the doctor. He said he could
see it very clearly and that it was a piece of a viscous material that
had probably broken loose during the laser procedure. He said it was
like a gel. He also told me that it might take a couple of months for
it to move, but that it would move in time to an area of the eye where I
wouldn't see it.
I guess we'll just have to be patient. It sure is annoying, isn't it?
Good Luck.. I'll be patient!