Almost everyone sees floaters at some time, but they can occur more
frequently and become more noticeable as we get older.
Floaters caused by posterior vitreous detachment are more common in
Have undergone cataract surgery
Have had certain types of laser surgery
Have had inflammation of the eye
Because floaters or flashes can be an indication of a serious
problem, you should contact our doctor when:
You see floaters for the first time
You notice an increase in the number or size of floaters
You experience the sudden onset of flashes
In most cases no serious problems are found, but a complete eye
examination is important. If there is damage to the retina, it needs
to be diagnosed and treated immediately to prevent vision loss.