I've had floaters I'm guessing about 7 years now. I was told that they are caused when the vitreous gel hardens with age and small pieces break off or similar and float around. Mine normally go away but if I am on the computer too much, reading too much, etc., I get them back. They don't bother me as much but it would be great without them. I recently have been getting a tiny black dot that bounces around a while near the middle of my eye then disappears. I forgot to ask him about that.
That's a surprise that you have cataracts starting Molly. I had mine removed in 2006 but I've been on steroids for many years which causes them plus long term Diabetes also.
After 22 years of Diabetes, I gained Retinopathy in my left eye. Laser surgery repaired my left eye thankfully. That was 29 years ago. I had my Ophthalmalogist appt on Thursday with good news. My eyes are still stable as before. No new vessels or swelling and the pressure is good. So I was relieved to hear that.
My Cousin was telling me last year that she had to start wearing glasses again since the astigmatism came back after having Lasix 8 years before. She does not have Diabetes. I thought Lasix was a permanant fix. Did the Dr. tell you that?