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retinal tear laser recovery

hi..i am 57 years old and experienced flashes in my vision & a single floater in my right eye on 06-06-11. I went to an opthalmologist on 07-06-11 where i was diagnosed with a retinal tear at 11 to 1 'o' clock position, far away from the macula & i was immediately treated with laser. I am non diabetic, fully controlled hypertensive, non smoker , non alcoholic. My  visual acuity was normal (same) was normal before & after procedure. I am myopic for last 35 years (glass - 1.50). My query is how long would it take for the FLASHES & floater to disappear 2) complete healing to occur 3) any chances of recurrence at the same or other sites 4) any further investigations required & 5) line of treatment suggested 6) any further precautions....thankyou
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You should discuss this with your surgeon.  Flashes will continue as long as there is traction on the retinal (the vitreous needs to pull free of the retina).  There is a small chance of additional tears in this eye and about a 10% chance of a tear in the other eye.  No special precautions except trauma to eyes or head.

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