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@markymark215

Just an update for everyone —

Visited a highly regarded retina specialist for my floater issue and even thought they are effecting my life in a highly negative way (anxiety/depression) I was advised to “learn to live” with the floaters and he doesn’t recommend surgery at my age because of the risks involved. Appreciate his honesty, but feeling really down about the outcome. Hopefully my brain will adapt with time 🙁

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Replies to "Just an update for everyone — Visited a highly regarded retina specialist for my floater issue..."

Agreed, 2nd opinion. Removing my floaters gave me a new lease on life. I was irritated everyday b/c I couldn't see well and its frustrating. Please see another specialist that works with replacing the fluid in your eyes. Relatively easy recovery and I am seeing very well.

…I just deleted my lengthy reply in case I said the wrong things at this worrisome time…. I have gotten used to my floaters, or grudgingly accepted they are here to stay, but yes my brain has adapted with time…. still horrible and I try and avoid any situation or location that makes them seem even worse… I agree with suggestion about a second or third opinion but not to make any hasty decisions, although it's tempting to proceed when we have been told someone can fix things. My heart goes out to you and maybe in the future, sooner rather than later, they will discover something that will be less risky to help us… take care and best wishes.. J.

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