After 18 years of college, I'm not really interested in starting over lol!
Actually, with the history of SB etc I would put your risk of re-detachment with cataract surgery at less then 1%, maybe one in a thousand or less.....
A few RBC's.....hmmm....Weird. If not seen by an well trained general ophthalmologist
or a retina doc, I would not believe they are there....I sure wouldn't trust an optometrists
opinion on this.
That being said, if they are confirmed to be present, then there has to be some leaking blood vessel somewhere....If after an extensive search by, once again, a well trained eye doc, I would just keep looking....but not worry about it too much. I've had this happen in my practice and usually, with time and a lot of hard work, a small abnormal vessel or small tear is found and treated....
But, once again, not to worry. It sounds like you are in good hands.
Whew! That was a lot of work ;)
Keep in touch.