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How long ago did you have the laser repair?
Do you know where the tear was located? Superior, inferior, far periphery etc?
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Hi Dr. Rick: I had laser surgery repair last Monday evening at around 7:30 pm, for a horseshoe-shaped tear, 3:00 o'clock position, left eye. I started having symptoms last Monday am, at around 8:30 am; no problems and then suddenly the appearance of what looked like black threads in my vision out of my left eye. It looked almost like a tear in my contact lens, although I felt no pain and there was nothing on the lens when I took it out. I was told no working out, running, etc., just normal activity. They didn't seem concerned about singing; although I do singing "through the mask", and so am concerned that might exert pressure in the eye area.
That is correct - my laser surgery was done last Monday, December 17th.
I am not seing flashes of light, but have not during the whole episode, including the symptoms of the original tear.
The floaters have definitely decreased, the visiion is much better, but still a difference versus the right eye. I am told it will take a few weeks to get back to something close to normal.
"Singing in the mask" refers to using the structure of the face, including the sinus cavity, to produce the high notes. I am concerned that might include pressure on the eye cavity (I think it is called interorbital pressure?) forgive the layman's ignorance.
:) This information is extremely helpful. Thank you for your time and your thoughtful attention. And, for the "break a leg" - hopefully the sound will be wonderful!