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The floaters can, unfortunately, last indefinitely. Though, for most people, they tend to get better over time through one or more of three different mechanisms: 1) They can drift more out of your view; 2) they can break up more; and 3) (usually the most reliable method) the brain will start to learn how to ignore them. But most people, are still left with some remnant of these floaters indefinitely. As far as the grey veil effect, that really depends on what's causing it--if it's over the entire vision, it may be from multiple tiny floaters and/or hemorrhage (small amounts of blood in the vitreous gel) and if so, that should really start to clear over the next month or so. If the veil is in the periphery of your vision, then this may represent an area where the retina started to detach associated with the tear and the laser was used to seal the area around the tear to not allow the retina to detach further than the immediate vicinity around the tear. If that's the case, you may be left with this small veil in the periphery of your vision for the foreseeable future as well.
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