Floaters with retinal tear



Submitted by tdm0878 on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 04:25
United States
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

I had a corrective laser therapy done to close the retina tear.

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

I am nearsighted and had floaters develop last year in March, 2019. I also developed a retina tear.

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?

High Blood pressure, hypothyroid and hypoparathyroid due to having it removed after having Graves disease, reflux disorder, migranes

Do you use any eye drops?

Occasionally, I use Refresh lubricating eye drops 

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

My eyeglasses prescription is:

OD -1.25 -.50x 010 and OS -1.75 -0.25x 138






I've been told by another eye doctor that my vision is considered mild myopia. However, I still experienced a retina tear last year and continue to have floaters.

Despite being told that only High Myopia causes retina tearing; I would like to know is "mild myopia" possibly the reason I had the retina tear and floaters?

Also, I would like to know would floaters be considered irregularities (enlarged or diminished images) in the eyes even though it can occur normally with aging? Are floaters attributed to any visual impairment?







Thanks for your Question

Retinal tear doesn't occur only in eyes with high myopia. People with high myopia are at higher risk than people with mild myopia and even hyperopia to develop retinal tear.

Actually the most common cause of retinal tear is posterior vitreous detachment which can occur in any health eye with myopia, or hyperopia or emmetropia ( no refractive error). Many people can develop retinal tears without any known risk factors.

Eye floaters are small opacities floating in your vision and they don't cause any visual impairment unless there are so many that you can see through them. They don't cause enlarged or diminished images. If you experienced that you should be examined by an eye doctor for further assessment.