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Reduced vision in left eye from floater. What to do?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Floater

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 or other problems with the eye.

In brief: Floater

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 or other problems with the eye.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Arun Gulani
Ophthalmology

In brief: Floaters

A symptom like that with vision loss could indicate a vitreo-retinal pathology.
You need to see a retinal specialist as soon as possible for them to rule out a retinal involvement beyond vitreous separation.

In brief: Floaters

A symptom like that with vision loss could indicate a vitreo-retinal pathology.
You need to see a retinal specialist as soon as possible for them to rule out a retinal involvement beyond vitreous separation.
Dr. Arun Gulani
Dr. Arun Gulani
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