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Please advise what is the difference between visual snow and floaters?

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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Visual snow;floaters

Visual snow is described as a diffuse effect that is not localized and isn't noted to move with the eye.
Visual snow is likely to be seen in the early stage of a retinal or macular disease and is far less common than floaters that occur quite normally as the vitreous ages and becomes liquefied. Either symptom deserves the attention of a retinal specialist.

In brief: Visual snow;floaters

Visual snow is described as a diffuse effect that is not localized and isn't noted to move with the eye.
Visual snow is likely to be seen in the early stage of a retinal or macular disease and is far less common than floaters that occur quite normally as the vitreous ages and becomes liquefied. Either symptom deserves the attention of a retinal specialist.
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