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I have a floating fuzzy black line in my right eye goes where

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I have a floating fuzzy black line in my right eye goes where ever I look. What is it????? Do I need to worry about it? I'm a that possibly causing it?????
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 7 years ago.

This sounds like a "floater". This is a piece of the jelly in the back of the eye which has detached from the back of the eye. This is a very common phenomenon. Usually these floaters get better by either breaking up, drifting out of your view, or the brain learning how to ignore them.


Rarely, these can be accompanied by tears, holes, or breaks in the retina. If that is the case, then a retinal detachment can occur. The signs of a retinal detachment include sudden onset of many floaters, flashing or arcing lights, a part of your vision that you cannot see light through or a large drop in your vision that does not improve.


Regardless, with this new floater your ophthalmologist should examine your retina thoroughly.


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