Question: Do Floaters Go Away After Cataract Surgery?

Vitreous floaters usually occur with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), and phacoemulsification can increase the risk of PVD.

Unlike the typical symptoms of floaters, some patients complain of tiny floaters that show up a day after cataract surgery and disappear within a few months.

Can you get rid of floaters after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery restores vision that has been diminished due to clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens, which is located directly behind the pupil. In fact, if you have vitreous floaters, the increased clarity of your vision after cataract surgery may make the floaters even a bit more visible.

Is it normal to see black spots after cataract surgery?

They are caused when the vitreous fluid in the back of the eye degenerates. But they are usually not cause for worry. Some patients may experience seeing floaters or small black dots after cataract surgery. Floaters after cataract surgery tend to subside gradually, over several months.

How long does it take for eye floater to go away?

Most of the time, floaters are not the sign of anything dangerous. Floaters caused by loose cells, for example, are usually not that bothersome and often go away on their own in a few weeks or months. The floaters that look like wispy threads tend to be more visible, and in most cases they will also go away with time.

How do I get rid of floaters in my vision?

A vitrectomy is an invasive surgery that can remove eye floaters from your line of vision. Within this procedure, your eye doctor will remove the vitreous through a small incision. The vitreous is a clear, gel-like substance that keeps the shape of your eye round.