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Excessive amount of floaters in the eye?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Vitreous Detachment: can cause the appearance of new floaters. It is where the jelly that fills your eye detaches from the retina and then snaps back. Lots of cells are released, which we see as floaters. If you have any changes in your vision, loss of vision, or other symptoms, see your eye doctor. Hope this helps!
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Depends: Most consider even one floater to be excessive. What is more important is the sequence. Did they suddenly appear? Are there concurrent light flashes? Is the vision changed at the same time? Are the floaters too numerous to count? If any of these have happened then an ophthalmologist should be consulted.

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