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What could be the reason i have black spots and sometimes

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what could be the reason i have black spots and sometimes wiggley lines before my eyes ?and what can i do to cure it.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

When did you start noticing these black spots? Do you see any flashes of light? Any change in vision? How old are you?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i first noticed them over last weekend,and i have seen white sometimes.i dont notice any change in my vision,and im 62 years old.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information. This is very helpful.

What you have are floaters. You have a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes. Over time, it liquifies and can sometimes clump together. When look in the light, you see the shadows of these things. Floaters are generally not a problem, though they can be annoying.

Sometimes new floaters can be an indication of a retinal problem, such as a hole or tear. It is recommended you have have a full dilated eye exam to check for any problems.

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.

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