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How many floaters are considered normal.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Numbers are not

What you need to be concerned with the health of your eyes.
See an eye doctor. Vision is so important that you don't want to mess around with counting angels on pins. Best of luck - it may be no big deal, but look into it.

In brief: Numbers are not

What you need to be concerned with the health of your eyes.
See an eye doctor. Vision is so important that you don't want to mess around with counting angels on pins. Best of luck - it may be no big deal, but look into it.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology

In brief: Time

Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time.
Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Flashes indicate traction on retina or a possible tear. Worsening flashes and/or floaters could indicate a retinal tear or detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living.

In brief: Time

Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time.
Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Flashes indicate traction on retina or a possible tear. Worsening flashes and/or floaters could indicate a retinal tear or detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living.
Dr. Bruce Saran
Dr. Bruce Saran
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