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You are likely experiencing a PVD or posterior vitreous detachment, a common event that happens in many people. You have a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes. Over time as it liquefies, this gel material collapses on itself and pulls away from the wall of the eye. In the process it can stimulate the retina -- causing the flashes that you see. It is recommended that you see your ophthalmologist to look at the retina to make sure there are no problems such as a retinal hole or tear. In most cases, there are no problems, but this exam in precautionary and allows for preventative treatment of any lesions that are found. If you notice a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light (like a lightening storm), 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. Please remember to press the accept button so I can receive credit for assisting you
Your answer seems plausable. This is a floater black spot in the eye much the same as sometime you get those black protein spots that usually go away quickly only bigger.
This one has not gone away 3 days now. I am not getting any flashes of light, just the bug looking black spot floating around in my eye. Is there anything else you might suggest it is. I was hoping it would go away on it's own. What could an ophthalmologist do to remove it if it won't go away on it's own ?
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