I recently posted a question because I am suffering severe glare issues after a YAG laser capsulotomy. I was unsure about their cause, but then I discovered they were caused by the edges of the capsulotomy opening. A surgeon used YAG to enlarge the opening, but although the glare phenomena changed, they did not improve very much, so I have agreed to have more YAG work done to remove a lot more of the capsule.
This will inevitably cause floaters, and I am very worried about this. A few years ago, the floaters in that eye were distressing me so much that I underwent a pars plana vitrectomy to remove them, and this was 100 percent successful: I have not had one floater in that eye since then. Experiencing being totally floater-free for years has been wonderful, so now I am very worried (in fact, frightened) at the thought of going back to having them.
My surgeon told me that these floaters will sink to the bottom of my eye, out of my line of vision, and I imagine this is possible, especially since my vitreous chamber is now full of water rather than jelly, making it much easier for the floaters to move. However, I find it hard to imagine them just settling on the bottom and staying there, in view of the fact that the eyeball moves about so much.
I am facing a nasty dilemma, because I cannot face having this glare problem but don't want to swap it for another.
Can anyone give any advice on how these floaters are likely to behave?