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Eye floaters in eyes due to weak patches in lower eyes. Suggested laser surgical removal. Safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:I am Dr. Mazumdar
User:i have eye floaters on my both the eyes
User:wants to get it removed without surgery
User:can you suggest me a wayout
Doctor:Ok have you seen a doctor and was a diagnosis made?
Doctor:How do you know that surgery is needed?
Doctor:What was the diagnosis?
User:they are suggesting it can be removed by laser surgery
Doctor:eye floaters are complained in many conditions, unless we know the diagnosis we cannot suggest
Doctor:So what did the eye specialists mentioned
User:there are some weak patches in lower part of eye
User:floaters are due to this
Doctor:What is your age?
Doctor:How long doyou have them?
User:i have read few articles about eyefloaters in website, asper the article its not possible to remove floaters thru surgery
User:hence need an advice here
Doctor:How long do you have them? I mean did they apepar suddenly?
User:more than 1 year
Doctor:Most of such floaters are harmless and resolve on their own, If your doctor is taking about weak patches, is he talking about vitreous leak and retinal detachment
User:its seen permanently
Doctor:Is it bothering you?
Doctor:Otherwise the doctors would not look for surgery
Doctor:if bothering then surgery by vitreous ( gel like) substance at the back of the lens and iris is removed and saline is infused there
Doctor:I suggest you to take a second opinion before you move to surgery
Doctor:You can ask a Ophthalmologist on this forum
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