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I had a large floater show up in my right eye today about 2:00 pm. Also I’m seeing a small flash if light in my right eye when I turn my head from side to side. I’m a male, 63 years old.

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Just started today

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No. BP was 132/88 a few minutes ago.

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Well, In medical terms it is called as eye floaters.

To most people, they appear grey or dark in color.
These "floaters" look like spots. To others, they look like tiny threads.The density of different eye floaters will vary within an individual eye.

However sudden appearance of many floaters, along with flashes of light, or other vision problem, may be serious issue like-detached retina. Sometimes they can be a symptom of a retinal tear

Most eye floaters decrease in size and darkness with time .
Most spots and floaters in the eye are harmless and merely annoying. Many will fade over time and become less bothersome.

There are no safe and proven methods to get rid of the symptoms of eye floaters , when the eye floaters are due to white blood cells in the vitreous from inflammation or infection, anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics will reduce the number of white blood cells.

To rule out any serious issue and to be on safe side , I would advise you to get it checked in ER.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you. I’ve always had small filters, but this one is larger and the flash of light when I turn my head just started today. Do I need to go to an emergency room now or can it wait till Monday to see my doctor?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
My peripheral vision is ok.

Well, if you are not getting increased flashes of light/ diminished vision, than you can wait till Monday.

From this description, you can wait till Monday and get it checked.

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