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Floating things in my eyes. is this serious?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 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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