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I had cataract surgery three months ago and everything went great. But yesterday I started to see a lot of floaters in my left eye and now I see a bubble or liquid obstructing my peripheral vision. I have moved 2,000 miles away from my doctor. What should I do?
You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to check the retina and the vitreous. The same advice would apply to anyone with these symptoms who has never had eye surgery. These symptoms could be consistent with a "posterior vitreous detachment," which is a natural and very commonplace occurrence, but can be associated with a tear in the retina.
Answered by: David F. Chang, MD
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