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laser treatment for lattice degeneration

An ophthalmologist diagnosed me with lattice degeneration and performed laser treatment to seal off the weak areas on my retina. Now, 5 days after the laser treatment, I noticed there are flashes of light on the peripheral part of the eye. I immediately went back for check up but the doctor said my retina is normal.

Is it normal to have those symptoms after a laser treatment? What are the chances of having retinal detachment even after performing laser treatment?

Thank u!!
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Only your Eye MD can tell you whether to worry or not.

You could still have a RD as new areas of lattice can form and retina tears can develop in normal retina.

I don't think I could give you a statistic to quantitate your risk of RD ask your surgoen

JCH MD
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I had surgery for 2 retinal tears in my left eye about a month ago.  Cryo, laser, and a gas bubble was put in.  My surgeon wants to do preventive laser treatment in my right eye where there is lattice degeneration.  I am 44 and severely myopic (-13)

My question is about the recovery for the surgery.  Am I looking at another two weeks of being still?  He has only talked about doing laser treatment.  I have read conflicting information on the web and will have to wait until at least Monday to get that question answered. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Only asking your surgeon can tell for sure. Most holes can  be closed without gas injection and positioning need not be done

JCHMD
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