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Could it be that my recent cataract surgery precipitated an occurrence of PVD that I'm experiencing now?   

It is possible that cataract surgery can induce a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). It's important to discuss this with your cataract surgeon to be sure that the PVD did not result in a retinal tear. In some instances, the cataract can be so severe that it "masks" pre-existing floaters and once removed they become more noticeable. With time these floaters will often improve.

Answered by: John Kitchens, MD Dr. John W. Kitchens

Categories: Cataracts

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Answered: Jul 12, 2012

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