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A 57-year-old female asked:

My eye has ached all week and seems to have increased floaters. what would cause this? hurts to look to the far right.

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Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Floaters are painles: Floaters are not usually associated with pain. Pain with eye movement is usually either from the flu or optic neuritis. Optic neuritis would typically cause a reduction of vision. Floaters can indicate a vitreous separation or retinal tear which could lead to a retinal detachment which is also painless but is accompanied by a loss of peripheral vision.

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Last updated Oct 20, 2014

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