Floaters & Flashes of Light
Acute onset of these symptoms may signify underlying retinal problems.
- 1 hr 30 min1 hour 30 minutes
- Northeast Hoyt Street
With aging, the gel-like substance in the eye (the vitreous) begins to shrink. It may even separate from the surface of the retina. Most of the time, this is inconsequential and resolves itself over time. However, in some patients, this may lead to retinal tear. This is a complication that can lead to vision loss. Therefore, floaters (spots in your vision) and flashes of light should be immediately examined by an eye doctor. An examination of these symptoms will require an office visit lasting up to 1.5 hours. To learn more about floaters and flashes, please visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology: aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-floaters-flashes
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