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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have seen something moving infront of my eye vision since 14yrs old, and i just knew that is eye floaters, so is it safe?must we go for surgery?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No worries: Please learn to ignore it. It has been the same for 13 years without any other problem. If its confirm to be a floater then it is harmless. If you get suddenly many new floaters with flash of light or part of vision lost then you need to see an ophthalmologist asap. There is no need to have surgery for a floater. Vitrectomy is a very involve & invasive surgery with high risk and complication.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Floaters:not too bad: Although they are a nuisance and bad in that way, floaters are little more than an annoyance for most people. They result from natural changes that occur in the vitreous gel of the eye. Most important is that new floaters or flashes deserve to be looked at by an eye specialist as well.

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