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What would cause my sudden change in vision with floaters?

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Dr. Vance Kilmore
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Urgent situation

The most likely cause is either a retinal tear, a detachment or a vitreous hemorrhage.
Usually the vitreous will collapse sometime during our life, and usually before age 60, and can cause any of the above to be associated with it. It is very important to call an ophthalmologist and be seen urgently. There may be other causes but these would be the most concerning to be checked.

In brief: Urgent situation

The most likely cause is either a retinal tear, a detachment or a vitreous hemorrhage.
Usually the vitreous will collapse sometime during our life, and usually before age 60, and can cause any of the above to be associated with it. It is very important to call an ophthalmologist and be seen urgently. There may be other causes but these would be the most concerning to be checked.
Dr. Vance Kilmore
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Floaters

It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment.
This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment.

In brief: Floaters

It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment.
This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment.
Dr. Michael Ham
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