EYE DISEASES  
FLOATERS
 

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Floaters are small dark specks floating in the jelly-like fluid (vitreous) inside the eye. They normally appear in different shapes and sizes such as dots, circles, wavy lines, commas clouds or cobweb like.

Flashes are a sensation of light and may appear a tiny bright lights or sparkles. Flashes of light usually last for a second or two.

Causes

  • Aging
  • Inflammation after operation
  • Bleeding

Some people with migraine experience flashes before the onset of a migraine headache.

Treatment

In most cases, floaters are harmless. But, if caused by a retinal tear or bleeding into the retina, it becomes a serious condition that requires prompt treatment. See your eye doctor if you have floaters.