I was diagnosed with a PVD in right eye 8 months ago and I still have flashing and large cloudy floater on top of the multiple floaters I already had. I was told I would most likely develope PVD in the other eye. I thought this one would be done way before now. If i get one in the other eye I wont be able to drive or read or enjoy life in general. I also deal with dry eyes. I find doctor's lackluster response of "your brain will get used to it" appalling. Nobody gets used to clouds and garbage blocking their vision! I already feel like I don't see well because of all this debris even though my eyeglass prescription isn't very strong at all. I guess I'm just venting here and wondering how other people cope with this "harmless" yet quality of life depleting condition. I'm 64 year old female with cataract surgery in both eyes 6 years ago.
Mindi at age 64 you should be a little more realistic and a little less appalled. In the USA alone there are over 100 million people with floaters. It's the way the eye grows old. At your age 60% of people have floaters. Neuro-adaptation or the brain learning to ignore them is how 98% get by. I am not only sympathetic but empathetic. I have had floaters since age 9, have PVDs in both eyes and a huge Weiss Ring in my right eye. At present 5/2016 there is no good treatment for floaters. Lasers, vitrectomies, injections are too risky.
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