eye floaters

Floaters and flashes - the Saga Continues

Jan 31, 2018
DoctorOnCall

Just two weeks ago I started down a road of vision changes that I had never experienced before - floaters and flashes in my field of vision in my right eye.  After some rapid changes over three days, a torn retina was discovered and repaired.  On my one-week check-up, all looked good.  That was then...this is now.

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New Health Guide

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.