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A 26-year-old male asked:

I got a dialeted eye exam & the doc. told me im ok i was even able to read all letters. how am i ok if i have a new floater and im 26 yrs of age ?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Normal floaters: Most people will notice a few "floaters" during their life without any problems that need to be addressed. While a sudden onset of "floaters" can be a sign of a problem in the eye, having a dilated examination can rule out the most serious causes of "floaters" that would require treatment. Yours must just be "normal floaters" requiring no further evaluation and treatment at this time.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Normal floaters: It is quite normal to have a few floaters. They often increase with age. The fact that you can read all the letters is good. You can still have floaters. Occassionally the floaters are so bad that further action is warranted. A dilated exam is required to insure that there are no retinal tears associated with the formation of the new floaters.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2013

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