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A 32-year-old female asked:

High myopia n hv floaters for a year nw, hv starting seeing stars during my last month of preg, 6mnths bk, doc say retina normal evn in sept, is it pvd?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Stars: With any hange in vision, including stars, i recommend that you see your local eye doctor to check for a retinal tear or detachment.
Dr. Colin McCannel
Retinal Surgery 31 years experience
Get eye exam: If you mean flashes by stars, it could be serious and a sign of retinal tear. Myopes have a much higher risk of retinal tears and detachment. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and eye exam is advisable.

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