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Old 01-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Question Flashes after retina laser surgery

It has been 3 weeks after laser surgery for detached retina but still getting flashes in eye. Anyone else have this happen and for how long?Hoped the surgery would stop it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:23 AM   #2
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Re: Flashes after retina laser surgery

Hi Alyce,
I have also experienced this, in my case the retina was still detaching, although I hope this is not the case for you, please get it checked out by your retinal doctor as soon as you can. Better to be on the safe side!
Good luck and very best wishes,

Old 01-29-2012, 05:49 AM   #3
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Re: Flashes after retina laser surgery

Thank you Laura. I did see him a few days ago and he says it looked fine. I also wonder if the sclera insrtument that they sometimes have to use and push on your eye can cause more problems from the pressure on the eye. Sometimes it is very painful.Ihave never read anywhere that this can cause more detachment but it is a concern of mine.I am hoping now that it is just the trauma from the surgery and bleeding into the sclera. Have detachments in both eyes with hundreds of floaters.


Old 02-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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Re: Flashes after retina laser surgery

I have had this happen after my first laser surgery back in May 2011. I had a tear in my right eye, retina, it was repaired that same day. About a week later I was noticing more flashing and redness again.
I went back the next day after noticing this, and I had another tear in the same eye.
Tomorrow, my left eye's retina has 2 tear's in it, so laser surgery has to be done and I'm not looking forward to it, as you know, it's not pleasant.
Call the Dr's office and make an appointment, tell them what's up, you need that checked out.
Good luck to you.

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