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A 18-year-old male asked:

I am 18 years old and i am suffering from eye floaters?is there any treatment ?will they go away?and why have they formed some early in my life?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Get checked: If your floaters have suddenly increased and/or they are accompanied by flashing lights in your vision, you must get a dilated eye exam asap, preferably by a retina specialist.
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Maybe: As a retinal specialist, i see lots of people bothered by "floaters." the cause varies and so does the natural history. In many young people, i've determined that many do not get relief after a months to years. Often we talk about operating to remove the floaters. One reason the floaters usually don't "move" is the vitreous is much less degenerated/less like water compared to older individuals.

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