Floaters and flashes after YAG Laser

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  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:


    High myopia -16 in right eye and -13 in left eye
  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:


    Cataract and Yag laser
  • Do you use any eye drops:


    Something for inflammation and eye pressure
  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:


    Now I wear + 1.25 for both eyes and -2.0 assigmatism
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Last two months I did a cataract surgery as well as last week I did Yag laser for my both eyes, now I see a floaters inside my right eye.

It seems like a spider net, as well as in the night I see a small flash when i move my eye right and left and I see it around my vision area on the right side only.

So can you please explain to me if that a normal side effect or something dangerous ?






Thanks for your Question

There are many causes of eye floaters but the most common cause is vitreous liquification which is a normal thing to occur especially in patients with high myopia

Eye floaters can increase after YAG laser but i prefer to examine your eye 2-3 Weeks after YAG laser in order to make sure there is no retinal tear or hole that can be induced sometimes by YAG laser especially in patient with high myopia.

I also recommend to examine the peripheral parts of your retina for any weak areas, if any noticed You might need laser retinopexy

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