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I have always had floaters in my eyes. I have very poor

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I have always had floaters in my eyes. I have very poor vision (nearsighted: -8.0 in my right eye and -5.75 in my left). Lately I've noticed the floaters getting a bit longer and sometimes I can't tell if I'm seeing flashes or if it's just from looking at something and then having a halo effect. Something to worry about? What could it be and what should I do? Also, ophthalmologist vs. optometrist. I usually get my vision checked by an optometrist but how often do I need to see an ophthalmologist?
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: about 8 months and my vision has been stable for the last few years
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  MD Doc replied 11 months ago.


The increase in floaters with the significant myopia is clearly pointing towards the possibility of PVD - Posterior Vitreous Detachment.

This can lead to a retinal tear which can cause permanent blindness.

An early eye examination - detailed fundus (retina) examination is essential in this situation,

Please fix up an appointment with Eye Specialist urgently,

Warm regards

Dr. Gupta, MD

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