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I have a big floater that appears to be stuck to the hyaloid

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I have a big floater that appears to be stuck to the hyaloid canal, and not moving, in the middle of view. Appears to be closer to the lens. Can it be removed, desolved, or do I wait to clear.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. How long has it been in this position?

2 months, perhaps 3 months.

Doctor DanB : The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that any floaters can be removed with surgery. However, surgery to remove it is major surgery and involves some level of risk. Therefore most patients are willing to wait for a few months to determine whether or not their floater is getting better, and whether or not the benefits of removing the floater with surgery would outweigh the risks. 

Seems like most patients prefer to wait and see what happens. What is the success rate for floaters stuck to the hyaloid, actualy moving away?

Doctor DanB : Most patients do very well and have resolution of their symptoms. I'd say that if it is affecting your life on a daily basis, then it is reasonable to consider surgery.
Doctor DanB : Do you have any other questions about this?


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