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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Mammo
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Not necessarily : Not necessarily but it must be ruled out. It could just be PVD or posterior vitreous detachment.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Floaters: Floaters are thickenings in the vitreous jelly inside the eye. They are common with age, myopia, inflammation, trauma, and other issues. They are be ... Read More
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Dr. Keshav Narain
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
A retinal tear or RD: Is just one possibility. Get a dilated retinal exam and you will reduce the risk of developing a detachment of the retina. You are describing import ... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detach ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
55 years experience Ophthalmology
Retinal Detachment: Retinal tears may be non-symptomatic or have the three signs of retinal detachment, lightning flashes, shower of black spots and field loss or curtain ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Floaters : Floaters come and go but I do not think that casual wt. lifting would make any difference as long as you are not attempting huge amounts of wt. beyon ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs evaluation: Increased floaters and flashes of light may indicates a retinal problem. Best to have an eye evaluation as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting Healt ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Vitreous separation and vitreous hemorrhage cause vitreous floaters in your vision. This can also result in hazy vision. The laser procedure helps t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
42 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: These are symptoms that do indeed require prompt medical attention.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: If you had a retinal check, and there's no retinal pathology, then that's great. If your symptoms get worse however, you must have a repeat dilated re ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Probably: I would suggest an immediate recheck by your ophthalmologist: the floaters are not necessarily related to your retina per se and any retinal surgery c ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
23 years experience Family Medicine
Retinal detachment: Although high myopia is a risk factor for retinal detachment, rocking in a chair should not increase the risk. Other risk factors for retinal detachm ... Read More
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