Tiny permanent droplets in field of vision following cataract surgery
I had cataract surgery with implantation of a Symfony lens. Following surgery, I noticed a large number of very small, grey dots in the upper left quadrant of my field of vision. These dots appear very similar to tiny raindrops on a window. They are more noticeable when I am in front of a reflective surface, such as a car windshield, or my computer screen, or in certain lighting conditions. The grey areas seemed to be haloed with a small ring of white, which lends to the similarity to droplets of liquid. It is now four weeks since my surgery, and they are still there, although my brain seems to have made an accommodation since I do not notice them constantly. These are not floaters, as they appear in a predictable location and do not 'float' but rather move as I change the focus of my eye (e.g. from left to right).
My surgeon professed himself to be perplexed, saying only that they might be biologic debris left over from the destruction of my natural lens in surgery. This seems unlikely to me owing to the highly regular, round shape of the dots. My first thought was that something had been spilled or sprayed on the lens prior to or at the time of positioning it in my eye. The surgeon thought this unlikely and didn't think it necessary to see me post-operatively.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Have any eye specialists seen this previously? Or care to hazard a guess as to what has happened?
Thanks to anyone who responds.