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For the last month or so, I have been seeing a prominent

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for the last month or so, I have been seeing a prominent floater, like a ring, or circle..and occasionally see two of them, apart from each other but still moving around at the same pace, etc. It is darker than my usual floaters and more distinct, no flashing lights, etc. I am 62 and am worried but cant get into my clinic for a few days
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: simvastatin and metrogel vaginal gel
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had eye surgery as a 3 yr old, I wear glasses
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: a little over a yr ago, and it was stable
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  khagihara replied 10 months ago.

Most eye floaters are caused by aging that occur as the jelly-like substance inside your eyes becomes more liquid. However, if there is a sudden increase in eye floaters or you also see light flashes or lose your peripheral vision, you should go to the ER immediately because they could be signs of retinal detachment.