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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Some need surgery: In most cases, eye floaters don't require treatment. Learning to cope with your floaters may take time. In rare cases, your eye floaters may impair y ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Shadows: Floaters are the shadows cast onto the retina by particles in the vitreous humor. The vitreous is a gel-like substance that takes up most of the insid ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many years: These are particles in the vitreous gel at the back of the eye and can be seen if they are in the direct visual axis. The fluids in the back of the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience in Ophthalmology
Floaters: There is no good answer to this question. As we age, so does the vitreous gel in the eye. As it deteriorates, little pieces of the vitreous cast a s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Floaters can be seen night or day time and easier to see when looking a clear blue sky or blank wall.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
No, but they can: sink or settle down below your visual axis, so it's not so bothersome. Since it occurs from changes associated with the eye as we age, it's a normal p ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Yes, potentially: Having new or worse floaters and/or flashing lights could indicate a serious retinal condition like a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You must get ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience in Ophthalmology
Floaters: Are basically opacities that float around in the vitreous jelly that fills the back of our eyes. They typically occur in adults with aging and develo ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Can be!: You need to see an ophthalmologist to see if any cause of this.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Time: Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time. Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. F ... Read More

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