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Posterior Vitreous Detachment with retinal tears
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pmillette posted:
Seven days ago I started having a number of floaters. I just thought this should be fine as I already had some floaters previously. Two days after I had a few new big floaters and my whole field of vision was filled with minuscule floaters like specks along with a number of small black dots.

I wen to hospital and was informed I had PVD. The exam also revealed I had two retinal tears which were repaired with a laser.

So as of today four days after the retinal repair I still see huge floaters that completely cover my central field of view along with the minuscule floaters/dust like that span the entire field of vision (looks like an old very grainy photography). There is also a number of black dots (those started to disappear somewhat). My eye is just about useless now. I cannot read at all with that eye.

The doctor said that thing should improve with time...

How common is this condition ? Does anyone else here had these symptoms? Does the huge number of minuscule floaters/dust like that cover the entire field of view (those that look like I am looking at an old very grainy picture) is common with a PVD, will they go away? Are they blood cells left over from the retinal tears?

I believe the big floater may be the Weiss floater. Is it? Is there any change it will move out of the center of my field of view?

HELP!!!!
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
You have already done a great job in taking care of your vision!!

Your floaters were a warning that you not only had a vitreous detachment but also had retinal tears. The retinal tears were treated with a laser so they would not progress to a full retinal detachment.

Your big floater may be a "Weiss ring" if it is a complete or nearly complete "ring" in its appearance. On the other hand, a small amount of bleeding is common with retinal tears. Once the tears are treated, the blood should go away and the floater symptoms should progressively improve. If the floaters increase, please consult promptly with your retinal specialist to assure that there are no new or untreated retinal issues.


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