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Could it be something bad if I have eye floaters?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Floaters are caused by the gel in the back of the eye breaking into smaller pieces that become visible in bright lighting.
New floaters or an increased number of floaters should be evaluated as they can also be mimicked by retinal tears or detachments. See an eye doctor as soon as possible.

In brief: Possibly
Floaters are caused by the gel in the back of the eye breaking into smaller pieces that become visible in bright lighting.
New floaters or an increased number of floaters should be evaluated as they can also be mimicked by retinal tears or detachments. See an eye doctor as soon as possible.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Floaters are common, especially beginning in the middle years.
If you have associated with them a recent history of trauma, or if you see light flashes or changes in the overall vision, then see your ophthalmologist right away. If one or two floaters is all you see, then you can schedule a routine exam but get in quickly if one of the above issues arises.

In brief: Depends
Floaters are common, especially beginning in the middle years.
If you have associated with them a recent history of trauma, or if you see light flashes or changes in the overall vision, then see your ophthalmologist right away. If one or two floaters is all you see, then you can schedule a routine exam but get in quickly if one of the above issues arises.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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