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Eye floaters what does it mean when i see light flashes?

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Dr. Steven Rosenfeld
Ophthalmology

In brief: Retina needs exam

Floaters are usually a very benign finding and a normal aging change as the vitreous jelly in the eye pulls away from the retina.
Floaters are potentially more worrisome as it often indicates the vitreous jelly is pulling on the retina and may be a sign of a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You need to schedule an eye exam to include dilation of your pupils to examine the entire retina.

In brief: Retina needs exam

Floaters are usually a very benign finding and a normal aging change as the vitreous jelly in the eye pulls away from the retina.
Floaters are potentially more worrisome as it often indicates the vitreous jelly is pulling on the retina and may be a sign of a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You need to schedule an eye exam to include dilation of your pupils to examine the entire retina.
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