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Dr.S Riaz, Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  MS OPHTHALMOLOGY (KING GEORGES' MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, LUCKNOW, INDIA), FELLOWSHIP TRAINED
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I see things floating around in my eyes. Is this something

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I see things floating around in my eye's. Is this something I need to worry about?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

You mean to say that you have floaters in your eyes?Do you also see any flashes of light?

Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
It looks like like you have a posterior vitreous detachment which is a normal ageing change. The vitreous gel in the posterior part of the eye liquifies with age and shrinks. As it shrinks, it may cause traction on the retina which may lead to flashes of light and floaters in the eye. Usually, it goes uneventful, but sometimes it amy cause a retinal tear which can lead to retinal detachment and serious loss of vision. If it goes uneventful, flashes of light disappear once the PVD is complete but floaters persist. So, a person with these symptoms must get a dilated fundus examination to rule out any retinal tear.

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