How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Thomas, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 63757
Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
24257177
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. Thomas, MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am experiencing floaters and flashes. I see a few

Customer Question

Hello, I am experiencing floaters and flashes. I see a few out of my left eye, but most out of my right. These are not the typical transparent worm like floaters of young people (I have a few of those too), but these are like dark shadows and sometimes like a faint black smoke. I also see flashes of light as an arc in my periphery. I'm only 31, but the ophthalmologists that I've seen (2 so far) just say that it's PVD. How often would you recommend me to get my retinas checked since I still notice the floaters and flashes? I'm now going every week for a checkup, but mostly because I am alarmed by the flashes of light when I am in a dark room.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
If these do not represent a retinal problem, twice a year, then once a year, assuming you have no other problems.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.