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Old 05-22-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Floaters, PVD, glare problems

Hello All,
I am new to this forum. I would like to know if anyone else (and I know there are many) who have floaters that turned into PVD. Mine started on Oct.2011 with small black dots in left eye. From there it got worse and having to see a Opthalmologist for the first time and her sending me off to see a Glaucoma specialist with out giving me any information scared the #$%#@ out of me. The glaucoma specialist said everything looks fine come back in 2-3 yrs. Well I was hoping all would get better with the floater situation, but it gradually got worse. When I look back I realize the floaters weren't so bad, but it was not being educated in what they were didn't help and only led me to becoming very anxious and eventually depressed. It has been 3 years now, the floaters got worse and affected my right eye too. My left eye had crystal worm like floater that would get right in the center of my eye. All in all I went through a year of this. Went to a neuro-opthamologist and a retinal specialist. I finally had a vitrectomy in my left eye and 3 months later had to have cataract surgery. (Prior to this, I would see afterimages, which caused more anxiety. Became light sensitive.) The cataract surgery had some after-affects. I became more far-sighted which has caused a diopter difference between the two eyes and the cataract eye also has dysphotopsia, where I see the edge of the IOL. Again on top of all this I am very sensitive to light, see spots if something is glaring off an object.

Anyways thats it for now. anyone out there with similar symptoms?


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Old 05-24-2014, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: Floaters, PVD, glare problems

I don't know how much it helps, but I just went through PVD in my right eye. It started with cresent-shaped flashes, then became completely circular-shaped flashes and then disappeared completely about a week ago. I now have a brand new cloud-like floater that's annoying, but I can live with it. Supposedly it will fade a bit in time. The whole process took about six months. I visited an ophthalmologist who gave me a thorough exam and said the retina was normal and told me what to expect. As you probably know PVD eventually happens in most older people and does not usually result in vision impairment (except for the dang floater that wants to get right in the center of my vision sometimes.) The Doc said that he rarely sees serious complications, such as retinal detachment, from PVD. You should be fine.

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