So you see something floating around in your field of vision, and the doctor refers to "Floaters." What does he mean by this, and what does that mean for your vision? Dr. Mrinali Patel Gupta answers this and many other questions in an article for AFB's VisionAware about Retinal detachment, floaters, Retinal tears, what you should ask, what you should do, and when it might be appropriate for surgery.
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