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I have floaters and eye sparkles often. I was wondering what

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I have floaters and eye sparkles often. I was wondering what it could be because I recently went to see a eye doctor and it isn't retinal detachment, but it still has me uneasy. I am about to get corrective lenses at well
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Customer: I have had more floaters of late in my left eye and also sparks in my eyes have increased too. Like little flashes of light in areas that are brightly lit
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


These are normal in near sighted people.

If your opthalmologist cleared you, there is not a concern.

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Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi--I'm an ophthalmologist. Thanks for requesting my services. I am well-versed in your symptoms and see this in my clinic on a regular basis. Was the eye doctor that you saw an optometrist (O.D.--prescribes glasses/contacts) or an ophthalmologist (M.D.)? Is your question regarding whether the increased floaters and sparkles in your eye means something else serious is going on or whether you're still at risk for a retinal detachment?