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how common is it for people to see floaters and flashing lights in their eyes?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
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.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Floaters are common : But any sudden change in floaters, or associated flashing lights should be evaluated emergently.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Floaters are common: As the years pass, floaters are increasingly seen in the field of vision of many. Flashing lights are far less common although frequently simultaneous with floaters. The flashing lights can be an early indication of retinal detachment, so if this is the first time and the flashes are persistent, see your ophthalmologist.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have two lasik eye surgeries?

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