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Floaters in both eyes gradually over past decade, could it be retinal detachment?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Retinal detachment usually occurs rapidly (hours to days) and would cause significant vision loss.
Although floaters can be a harbinger sign of retinal detachment, as long as there has not been any vision changes it is unlikely that these floaters are related. You should have a dilated eye examination to be sure. See an eye doctor soon.

In brief: Not likely

Retinal detachment usually occurs rapidly (hours to days) and would cause significant vision loss.
Although floaters can be a harbinger sign of retinal detachment, as long as there has not been any vision changes it is unlikely that these floaters are related. You should have a dilated eye examination to be sure. See an eye doctor soon.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See EyeMD

Common symptoms associated with rd are new floaters, flashing lights, loss of peripheral vision, and decreased vision.
It is possible to have an asymptomatic rd. The best way to be sure is to see in ophthalmologist and have a dilated exam done.

In brief: See EyeMD

Common symptoms associated with rd are new floaters, flashing lights, loss of peripheral vision, and decreased vision.
It is possible to have an asymptomatic rd. The best way to be sure is to see in ophthalmologist and have a dilated exam done.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Agree. Get it checked but unlikely to be retinal detachment over decade. A retinal detachment is normally an acute process (with a few notable exceptions like chronic traction bands in proliferative diabetic retinopathy). Some RDs will heal on their own, but it is never wise to hope for that. Your eye MD or Retina subspecialist can tell you for sure.
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