Black spots,floaters and flashes

  • Country:

    Greece

  • Age:

    23

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    No

  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    No

  • Do you use any eye drops:

    No

  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    Yes

    High Myopia
  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    No

 

Question

 

 

 

Hi,


I see black spots all the time (especially when I look at the blue sky), floaters and sometimes small flashes. Im just 23 but I have high myopia.

Is that a retinal detachment??

Can something help if I have that? A surgery or something?

But I think Im late because I have these symptoms for more than 3 years. :( Help me please. The strange is that if I dont think it I dont see these things. :-p Sorry for my english.

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your Question
 
You have what is called Eye Floaters which is common in patients with High Myopia. The cause of this floaters is vitreous syneresis in which the vitreous body becomes liquefied and normally this vitreous body is a gel.
 
Eye floaters in your case is a benign condition and has no complications.
 
So far there is no treatment for this kind of eye floaters. There pathological causes such as retinal detachments and vitreous hemorrhage that can be treated by vitrectomy surgery.
 
Patient who noticed eye floaters for the first time should have dilated eye exam to rule out pathological causes of eye floaters but in your case you have it for 3 years and this is a big thing against pathological causes of eye floaters but even so, i always advise patients who has high myopia to have annual dilated fundus examination.
 
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