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Floaters & Flashes - Symptoms

Floaters & Flashes - Causes and Risk Factors

What causes floaters and flashes?

Floaters and flashes may occur at the same time due to the degeneration of the vitreous gel as you age. Eye injuries or excessive rubbing of the eyes can result in floaters as well. In the situation where the degenerated vitreous pulls away from the retina and tears it, bleeding into the eyeball cavity may occur and this can be perceived as new floaters. A torn retina (retina tear) may cause retinal detachment, a dangerous condition which can result in visual loss.

Floaters & Flashes - Diagnosis

Floaters & Flashes - Preparing for surgery

Floaters & Flashes - Post-surgery care

Floaters & Flashes - Other Information

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