I believe this topic has probably been touched on before but don’t see any recent post. Anyway, I had an FOV (floater only vitrectomy) for my right eye for some really bothersome floaters. Surgery took care of that but I had a small retinal tear during the procedure which was lasered. Assumed no issue.
However, like many others I’ve discovered I have developed the flickering/shimmering light, distorted area of vision in my far peripheral, etc…. While these do not affect my central vision at all, it is still a visual disturbance. The shimmering light being the worst. Especially going from very bright lights to dimmer.
After doing some research, this seems to be what called scintillating scotoma. Which is described as it can be light, dark, and has pulsating light (shimmering).
I have read where some people say they have improved over time and some even have said this has diminished after many months.
It sounds like this is a side effect of the laser and scarring of the retina. The scar is not going to go away so I’m curious to know how exactly to have hope for improvement. I’m sure part of it is that the brain learns to adapt but seems in some folks the symptoms do fade over time.
I am only 1 month out right now so hopefully this improves with time.
Thanks for any input