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Can floaters get worse if dehydrated?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Floaters represent the natural aging process of the vitreous gel.
Dehydration will have no impact on floaters. The sudden onset of new floaters or floaters accompanied by flashing lights like july 4 sparklers could signal the beginning of a retinal detachment and should be immediately evaluated by your eye md.

In brief: No

Floaters represent the natural aging process of the vitreous gel.
Dehydration will have no impact on floaters. The sudden onset of new floaters or floaters accompanied by flashing lights like july 4 sparklers could signal the beginning of a retinal detachment and should be immediately evaluated by your eye md.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: No

Any new or worse floaters require a dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal tears or retinal detachments.

In brief: No

Any new or worse floaters require a dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal tears or retinal detachments.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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