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A shadow now floats around in my field of vision. Is it retinal detachment or tear?
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Unsure
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: Unsure
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. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
In brief: Need an exam
This cannot be determined without an eye examination, which should be performed asap!

In brief: Need an exam
This cannot be determined without an eye examination, which should be performed asap!
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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