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Can Cataract surgery lead to retinal tear? Can this be corrected?

I AM A 46 YR OLD FEMALE, 5 7 , 160 LBS. I HAD CATARCT SURGERY IN DEC. 2010. IN JULY I STARTED SEEING FLOATERS IN MY RIGHT EYE. WENT TO THE DR. COULD NOT FIND ANY TEAR IN RETINA. EVEN WENT TO A RETINA DR. HE COULD FIND NO HOLE OR TEAR. FLOATERS GOT WORSE . WENT BACK TO THE RETINA DR. AND HE FOUND A TEAR IN MY RETINA. ON SEPT 1, 2011 HAD TO HAVE A VITRECTOMY WHERE HE PUT A BUBBLE TO REPAIR THE TEAR. THE BUBBLE STILL HAS NOT COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY NEARSIGHTED. I ASKED THE DR. HOW THIS HAPPENED. HE SAID IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE. BUT WHY DID MINE HAPPEN ONLY SEVEN MONTHS AFTER MY CATARACT SURGERY? NOW I WISH I WOULD HAVE NEVER HAD THE CATARACT SURGERY. I AM REALLY MISERABLE NOW. I HAVE TO USE A COMPUTER FOR MY JOB. I ALSO DEAL WITH A LOT OF PAPERWORK. I FEEL LIKE I AM SEEING DOUBLE WHEN I USE MY COMPUTER. I GET A HEADACHE AND SICK TO MY STOMACH. I ACTUALLY GET DIZZY. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW LONG THIS FEELING WILL LAST? BECAUSE I DONT KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN TAKE THIS.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014
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Hello
Cataract surgery is not associated with development of retinal tear. Retinal tear if present requires prophylactic treatment by laser treatment to prevent complications like development of retinal detachment.
The floaters are because of opacities in the vitreous and it can be ageing phenomenon also or because of liquefaction of vitreous following surgery or by age related changes. Floaters by themselves are not harmful and if they are very much problamatic they can be treated by vitreolysis.
Hence I advice you to consult your doctor for examination and treatment accordingly.

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