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See lots of floaters. What is affecting my eyes?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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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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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology

In brief: Several possible

Floaters can occur normally as the vitreous gel in the back of the eye breaks down with time.
Sudden onset of numerous floaters may however indicate a problem. Breaks in the retinal, inflammation in the retina and hemorrhages in the back of the eye can cause these symptoms. As a general rule, if you see a sudden increase in floaters or if they are accompanied by flashing lights, see your doctor.

In brief: Several possible

Floaters can occur normally as the vitreous gel in the back of the eye breaks down with time.
Sudden onset of numerous floaters may however indicate a problem. Breaks in the retinal, inflammation in the retina and hemorrhages in the back of the eye can cause these symptoms. As a general rule, if you see a sudden increase in floaters or if they are accompanied by flashing lights, see your doctor.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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