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why do i see floater in my eye

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Flashig lights: Floaters are common. Flashing lights may signal some disease of the eye, especially the retina. Best to see your doctor for a check up.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Common: Very common! you should have an exam to make sure there are no tears or holes in the retina or a retinal detachment.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Several possible: Floaters can occur normally as the vitreous gel in the back of the eye breaks down with time. Sudden onset of numerous floaters may however indicate a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Bad: Floaters, especially if they are new or worse than usual and/or flashing lights, require a dilated eye exam asap. You could have a retinal detachment ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually normal: Most people notice the fibrils of collagen in the vitreous humor of the eye as floaters. Myodesopsia is normal and occurs because the fibrils cast a s ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters: Although seeing floaters in your eyes is rather common, changes in the amount or type with or without other changes, like flashing lights, decrease in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most people do not see floaters, hence, it is not normal. New floaters must be examined and might be a sign of a retinal tear. A retinal tear can ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Bright light: Floaters don't come and go. Sometimes the ambient light is brighter and enables you to perceive them. An eye evaluation is advisable. Thanks for trust ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Orlando
35 years experience Ophthalmology
It's common: Floaters can be seen when looking at a light uniform background, like the sky or snow. The gel present in our from birth, commonly develops little opa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: They are either tear film components or blood cells of retina being seen.
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