By laser surgery, I'm not referring to the type of surgery used to repair tears (something that I may be facing at some point). That seems necessary to avoid further retinal damage.
I'm talking about the laser surgery that's so trendy now - to repair nearsightedness and allow people not to wear glasses or contacts.
Somewhere I read that people who've had laser surgery (without specifying what kind of surgery) are more prone to get floaters. If that is true, why would anyone undergo laser surgery just for cosmetic or convenience reasons? I can't imagine going out of your way to get these things!
On the other hand, if the surgery repairs the shape of the nearsighted eye that makes it more PRONE to floaters, and maybe even tears or detachments, then might it be a good idea?
Does anyone know? Not that - at my age (57) - I'm considering it. But if there is a connection - good or bad - between this ever-more-popular surgery and floaters, the info should get out to people.