Floater

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Hi All, I had a Cateract done late 2016 which wasnt as straight forward as i was led to believe having a dropped nucleus and having to have a second operation . I have now developed a single floater should i be worried, has anyone else had this. Hopefully i will get to the Optician tomorrow!

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    Oh wow.  Were they able to restore your vision after the dropped nucleus?  Do you see the floater in your vision?
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      Yes fortunately my vision is ok, not a pleasant experience. I can see the floater. When reading about it says it can be the results of various things.
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    I've had lots of floaters over the years. They all eventually break up and dissolve away inside the eyeball...... but a new one can appear at any time.... or not. There's no treatment for them. At worst, they are an annoyance while they last. However, if you get both floaters AND flashers (look like tiny "lightning strikes" going on inside your eye), you should immediately go see an opthamalogist. That can be the sign of an imminent detached retina.

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      Sometimes a week or less and sometimes several months. There can be a stretch of a year or two  where I don't have any, or they are so small I don't notice them. Very unpredictable in size, frequency, and duration. This has been going on for 20 years or more. Just part of aging.

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    My wife had cataract surgery almost 3 years ago, on both eyes.  After year one, she developed what was coined by the surgeon, "the largest floater I've ever seen in 22 years".  It took almost 9 months to finally break up and sink.  She developed another huge floater in the second eye almost 2 years after the first one.  It hasn't broken up yet, but given her experience, it will finally go away.

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