Vitreous Detachment? Retinal Detachment? Retinal Tear?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by eyeboypanic, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. eyeboypanic


    Dec 14, 2009
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    Hi Folks, I'm in my early 30s, been very nearsighted most of my life. I had an episode one night where I was seeing shimmering flashes of light and a lot of floaters in my peripheral vision out of my left eye. It lasted for 20 minutes, I went to bed, woke up and it hasn't recurred in 3 days. I went to the eye doctor to get checked for a retinal tear the following morning, he couldn't see anything and suggested either an ocular migraine or a vitreous detachement. Nevertheless I'm still very nervous about the whole thing and am not sure what to do. I have regular health insurance, but no vision care and am wondering if eye surgery falls under 'vision care' or if it falls under my health insurance standard hospital/surgery copay junk. I can't figure anything out and DEFINITELY don't want to ask the insurance people. Just trying to prepare for the worst here. How much does retinal surgery run? 50k? Even though the doc didn't see anything I'm pretty freaked out and am nervous about what to expect if I have to have retinal tear/detachment surgery. I've read some horror stories online and was wondering if people could offer any advice or optimistic outlook on things for me? Thanks.
    eyeboypanic, Dec 14, 2009
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