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My left eye is having the following symptoms black string

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My left eye is having the following symptoms:
black string like visions float in front and peripherally when indoors
looking up when outside a vision that looks like alot of little black spots
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It appears that you are experiencing the symptom of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). This is common, and usually not harmful. It is not retinal detachment. It often occurs with increasing age when the clear gel inside the eye (vitreous) begins to melt and detach from the back of the eye. The treatment is usually the monitor it, and unless it gets severe and start obstructing/affecting your vision, then the retinal eye specialist would consider removing the melted vitreous. At this time, I suggest that you plan a follow-up visit with your eye doctor for a closer evaluation with a complete eye exam to exclude any associated any of retina at risk for detachment.

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