Eye floaters, should i see the doctor

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/10/2019 - 01:56
Country
United States
Age
64
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

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Question

 

 

Hi,

A few days ago I started seeing floaters in front of my left eye. I do not see them all the time. I do not see them in the dark at night, only during the daytime and not all the time.

I have a yearly eye exam scheduled in 3 weeks. Do I need to  schedule an appointment before then with my eye doctor?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

Most of the time, eye floaters are caused by normal liquefaction process of vitreous body and no treatment is required in case but there are other causes that require treatment and should be detected early such as retinal hole, retinal tear, vitreous hemorrhage , vitreous inflammation or vitritis and retinal detachment.

That is why you should schedule an appointment before your yearly follow up with your eye doctor

 

 

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