Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Floaters after Cataract Surgery

Question: I had cataract surgery in October with an AcrySof® IQ Lens Implant. I told my cataract surgeon that I was seeing floaters ever since the eye surgery. The floaters seem to be getting worse. What should I do?

Answer: Floaters after cataract surgery and lens implants are not uncommon. In most cases the floaters are the result of changes in the vitreous gel inside the eye. This can be due to a vitreous condensation, liquefaction or detachment-called Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD). If the floaters are increasing or if you see distortion, bending or bowing or bubbling of your vision-especially if there are flashes of light, it would be important to return to your cataract Surgeon and have a thorough examination of the  retina and the vitreous to be sure there is no traction, tears or detachment of the retina.

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