Floaters

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Floaters

Postby susieQ » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:44 pm

I've been noticing what I assume are floaters. Seems like it's mostly when I'm driving in the daytime. Do they get better with time or is this something new that I'm going to have to live with? Darn it, I keep trying to tell myself that I'm really glad that I had this surgery and my vision is SO much better than it was. However, it is a little tiresome to have these things occur. I am going through lots of stress now and spending time in the hospital with my mom so maybe I'm just tired and things will be better tomorrow. A nice glass of wine about now should soothe my stressed out nerves. Have a good one : )
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Postby LasikExpert » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:17 pm

Floaters are particles that drift in the clear jelly-like liquides within the eye.They may look like strings or bugs. Floaters are natually occurring.

No study has determined that floaters can be caused by Lasik, however any eye surgery can stir up existing floaters so they are in the path of vision. A change in vision quality after surgery can make floaters easier to see.

Floaters can be a permament problem, but they tend to settle outside the visual axis and with enough time the brain tends to learn to ignore them.
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