Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eye floaters

I just saw on U tube a cartoon description of eye floaters that was really pretty accurate in describing the way that they look to a patient. Check it out under the heading: "U Tube family guy peters eye floaters". In most cases floaters are very common, but they can signal a problem...especially if they are a new event. If they are the little specs and spots that have been around for a long time, they probably are not serious. If they are new and especially if they have been associated with flashes of light it is best that a patient visit their eye doctor for a dilated eye exam to make sure that the retina is OK. If the floaters are associated with a retinal tear this becomes a very serious event that needs attending to on an immediate basis.

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