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What can I do for flashers and floaters in one eye. Really bothersome for several months.Have been checked by an opthamologist retina is ok?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Flashes and floaters

Most flashes and floaters are benign but annoying.
They tend to disappear over a period of weeks to months, without any medication. If the number of floaters starts to increase, or if you start to see a dark black curtain in your vision, then see your local ophthalmologist immediately!

In brief: Flashes and floaters

Most flashes and floaters are benign but annoying.
They tend to disappear over a period of weeks to months, without any medication. If the number of floaters starts to increase, or if you start to see a dark black curtain in your vision, then see your local ophthalmologist immediately!
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usu improves

Floaters usu will lessen w time.
Risk for retinal tear or detachment w increase flashes, shower of floaters, shadow over side of vision.

In brief: Usu improves

Floaters usu will lessen w time.
Risk for retinal tear or detachment w increase flashes, shower of floaters, shadow over side of vision.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Colin McCannel
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Not really

Floaters in the eye have several causes.
The most common cause is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and eye exam is advisable. In both of these situations, the floaters persist. Sinus problems are not a cause.

In brief: Not really

Floaters in the eye have several causes.
The most common cause is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and eye exam is advisable. In both of these situations, the floaters persist. Sinus problems are not a cause.
Dr. Colin McCannel
Dr. Colin McCannel
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