Floaters and Flashes: Understanding the Common Eye Symptoms
Floaters and flashes are common eye symptoms that can occur in people of all ages. These symptoms can be bothersome or even alarming, but they usually do not indicate a serious eye problem. However, it is always important to seek medical attention if you notice sudden changes or worsening of your symptoms, as this can indicate a more serious eye condition.
Dr. Dolan from 2020 Vision can help you understand the causes, treatment options, and preventative measures for floaters and flashes.
Floaters are tiny specks or thread-like shapes that drift across your visual field, often moving with the movement of your eye. They are caused by small clumps of gel or cells that float in the vitreous fluid that fills the eye. While most floaters are harmless and do not require treatment, severe or persistent floaters can cause visual impairment and may require surgery.
Flashes are brief, bright flashes of light that can appear in your vision, often in your peripheral vision. They can be caused by the vitreous fluid tugging on the retina, which can happen as you age or after an eye injury. While flashes usually do not require treatment, they can be a sign of more serious eye conditions such as retinal detachment or a torn retina, which require prompt medical attention.
To prevent and manage floaters and flashes, Dr. Dolan recommends regular eye exams to monitor the health of your eyes and detect any changes early on. If you notice sudden changes in your vision or worsening of your symptoms, contact 2020 Vision immediately for prompt evaluation and treatment.
In conclusion, floaters and flashes are common eye symptoms that usually do not indicate a serious eye problem. However, it is important to seek medical attention if you notice sudden changes or worsening of your symptoms. Dr. Dolan from 2020 Vision can provide you with the knowledge and resources to better understand and manage these symptoms. Call 248 375 0040 to schedule an appointment today.
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