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What should I expect after laser treatment for a retinal tear?

If the retinal tear has been successfully barricaded by laser around it, and there is no surrounding detachment, then that is good news. Sometimes, you may continue to see occasional floaters or even flashes after having a retinal tear and laser treatment. Typically, someone is followed a bit more closely soon after the tear and treatment, and then if things are stable, the visits can usually be spaced out.

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