this is an easy decision. It seems you are not sure whether laser treatment is necessary. You may even have doubts that a tear even exists since another ophthalmologist did not note the tear. I would see another retina specialist to confirm the tear and check the need for laser. Typically small tears that cause no symptoms can be followed without treatment. That recommendation changes based on your level of nearsightedness, size of tear, other weak spots in the retina, etc. I hope this helps, Dr. Stevens
Thank you for your quick response.
In fact, I do have another appointment with another Retina Specialist scheduled in January.
This would then help to confirm whether or not there is a tear, and if it is necessary to do the laser in that eye too.
My one last decision is my Turks & Caicos holiday scheduled for next week (Dec. 2-9).
Should I fear a full retina detachment might occur while I'm away (Murphy's Law) - or is this an overraction on my part?