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How long do floaters last for?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Depends on the cause of the floaters.
Red blood cells from a small bleed may clear in days to months. Common vitreous floaters usually take months to years to fall down out of the visual axis. Be sure to ask your eye MD which type of floaters you have at your next visit.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the cause of the floaters.
Red blood cells from a small bleed may clear in days to months. Common vitreous floaters usually take months to years to fall down out of the visual axis. Be sure to ask your eye MD which type of floaters you have at your next visit.
Dr. Harold Peltan
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Many years

These are particles in the vitreous gel at the back of the eye and can be seen if they are in the direct visual axis.
The fluids in the back of the eye move very slowly and floaters can take years before they move out of view.

In brief: Many years

These are particles in the vitreous gel at the back of the eye and can be seen if they are in the direct visual axis.
The fluids in the back of the eye move very slowly and floaters can take years before they move out of view.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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