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"Floaters" in your vision after multiple eye surgeries

I had cataract sugery in 1993 along with inplants put in. Two years later I had laser [surgery] because it seemed eveything was getting cloudy. Now i wear reading glasses. But without them i get some cloudy vision and a black floating dot in my right eye. Do i need surgery again? Will most insurance pay for it?

In response to your question, no you probably do not need surgery again. You may just have "floaters" which is normal after surgery or may occur just with aging eyes. This is a common problem. If your vision gets worse or the floaters increase or if you develop flashing lights, you should see your eye doctor right away.

We thank you for participating in our Ask the Expert program and as with all eye care, we remind you to keep your routine eye appointments with your doctor. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our office at 924-2020 to schedule an appointment or you may email us with your phone number and we'll have the appropriate person contact you.

And another question on this topic:

I would like to know if the Williamson Eye Center can remove Eye floaters with Laser procedures.

"Floaters" result from a natural process in which the clear gel inside the eye condenses and becomes opaque enough to throw a shadow on the retina. They are usually not serious but there is no simple "laser" treatment that can remove them. Over time, they can become less noticeable and may even disappear.

We thank you for participating in our Ask the Expert program and we remind you to visit your eye doctor regularly. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our office at 924-2020 to schedule an appointment or email us with your phone number and we'll have the appropriate person contact you.

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