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I am seeing little black floating things and I am nearsighted. What are they?

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Dr. Cynthia Lu
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In brief: For how long?

Depending on how long you have had floaters and how irritated you are by them will lead you to go see an opthalmologist.
Possible er causes: retinal detachment, or retinal loss, or bleeding within the eyes. But those would be an emergency and i don't think you would have time to ask online. Unless you had them but never saw a dr. For comfort, slightly darker eyeglass lenses may help.

In brief: For how long?

Depending on how long you have had floaters and how irritated you are by them will lead you to go see an opthalmologist.
Possible er causes: retinal detachment, or retinal loss, or bleeding within the eyes. But those would be an emergency and i don't think you would have time to ask online. Unless you had them but never saw a dr. For comfort, slightly darker eyeglass lenses may help.
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