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had one floater like a soccerball, for years it was the same

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had one floater like a soccerball, for years it was the same since a couple days has turned into alot of black spots.when I get up in the morning a blurred vision what subsides after a while also the right eye with these spots during the day itches.please advise.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
You have a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes. Over time it liquifies and can sometimes clump together. When you look in the light, you see the shadows of these things and see them as floaters. Floaters are generally not a problem, though they can be annoying.

New floaters can be an indication of a retinal problem, such as a hole or tear. It is recommended you have have a full dilated eye exam to check for any problems.

If you notice a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light (like a lightening storm, arc of light), or a shadow/veil in the periphery of your vision, this can be worrisome for a retinal detachment. You would need to contact your ophthalmologist promptly in that case.

The itching is unrelated to the floaters. It can be dry eyes or allergies. You can try over the counter artificial tears or allergy eye drops.

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