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I sometimes see floating dark spots. Vision is normal 6/12 with cylindrical lenses for correction. What is the cause? Any action needed?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Eye exam

Best to have any new finding checked out.
A few moving dark spots typically are vitreous floaters, but could have an eye exam to rule out any retinal problems.

In brief: Eye exam

Best to have any new finding checked out.
A few moving dark spots typically are vitreous floaters, but could have an eye exam to rule out any retinal problems.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Floaters

Vitreous floaters.
If this is a new condition it may be the sign of a vitreous separation which should be examined by an ophthalmogist. It could also be associated with retinal tears that can lead to retinal detachments.

In brief: Floaters

Vitreous floaters.
If this is a new condition it may be the sign of a vitreous separation which should be examined by an ophthalmogist. It could also be associated with retinal tears that can lead to retinal detachments.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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