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
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.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.