A 36-year-old member asked:
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is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: They are either tear film components or blood cells of retina being seen.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, sometimes: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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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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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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