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A 42-year-old member asked:

floating things in my eyes. is this serious?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Potentially: New or worse floaters, with or without flashing lights in your vision and/or part of your peripheral vision missing, require a dilated retinal exam by an eye doctor urgently. Do not delay. It could indicate a problem like a retinal tear or retinal detachment.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How often should I have my eyes tested?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yearly: Once a year unless you have an eye problem, such as glaucoma, then your exams will be more frequent. Check with your eye doctor.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why does the doctor need to dilate my eyes?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Retina: To be able to check the back of the eye, the pupils if not dilated will be too small , with dilation the doctor will be able to have a better view of the retina and make sure that it looks normal.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Should I worry if my eyes are unequal sizes?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No everybody's are: Everyone is asymmetric, that is, diference between the sizes of arms and legs and organs in each side of the body. What you have noticed is a normal finding.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to keep my eyes healthy?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Sunglasses.: Just like your skin, protect your eyes from the harsh glare of the sun. Get some with uva and uvb protection! but probably the biggest thing you can do is have a healthy diet and exercise. Any guesses on one of the leading causes of blindess in the u.S? Diabetic eye disease - things like diabetic retinopathy. So keep your body healthy, including your eyes!
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do to treat redness in my eyes?

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eye rednesa: Depends on the cause. Eye redness can be due to dryness, allergy, infection, or inflammation of the eye. See your eye doctor to determine the cause of the redness.

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