Detached Retina

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Good afternoon all,

I recently had surgery for a detached retina/retinal tear. My operation ended up with me having a Scleral Buckle silicone sponge being fitted to the back of my eye ball.
In the previous weeks to my operation, I experienced ‘static floaters’ to the upper area of my vision - this was noted during the appointments I had with hospital ophthalmologists.

Nearly two weeks post surgery, I have the same static floaters in the same area of my vision. Is this to be expected? I was told that floaters may never go due to scarring etc - but just asking for anyone else’s experiences they may have had with this surgery/post surgery.

I’ve got further appointments booked in the next week or two; so whilst I am not substituting this for medical advice - I’m purely here seeking experiences from others.

Thank you
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Good afternoon all,

I recently had surgery for a detached retina/retinal tear. My operation ended up with me having a Scleral Buckle silicone sponge being fitted to the back of my eye ball.
In the previous weeks to my operation, I experienced ‘static floaters’ to the upper area of my vision - this was noted during the appointments I had with hospital ophthalmologists.

Nearly two weeks post surgery, I have the same static floaters in the same area of my vision. Is this to be expected? I was told that floaters may never go due to scarring etc - but just asking for anyone else’s experiences they may have had with this surgery/post surgery.

I’ve got further appointments booked in the next week or two; so whilst I am not substituting this for medical advice - I’m purely here seeking experiences from others.

Thank you
My dad had that operation a few years back. Yes it’s completely normal it just takes a while to heal
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Sometimes it takes time for them to go away, sometimes they stay forever due to tissue damage and scaring but you will notice them less. The surgery was to stop the tearing process and save your eye and not to repair the vision damage from the tear. There are some treatments that may reduce the floaters but they aren't popular and not really necessary.
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