I had my every other year eye exam today. I have a cataract beginning in each eye and she discovered a torn retina in my left eye. It is a small tear and I have an appointment with a specialist scheduled for Friday. He will most likely to a laser procedure to correct the problem at that time. My eye doctor said we caught it earlier before it had a chance to get bigger. My doctor told me that as we age the fluid in the eye may separate, at least partially from the retina, and the fluid may have caused the tear. It's a small tear and she's not concerned. The procedure has a good success rate. I was due for an exam but would have had one anyway because I had noticed floaters in my eye, more than I've ever had before. I'm now scheduled for another routine exam in one year. BTW, the floaters have significantly decreased. I guess this is Mother Nature telling me "I designed you guys to kick the bucket at 50 or so. You shoulda died 14 years ago. Don't be surprised if you have trouble with parts." My eye doctor also said it was typical to see cataracts develop in my eye. There's no needed action right now for them.