One minor symptom that can cause a
bigger problem if it's not treated is the occurrence of floaters and
flashers, those tiny lights that seem to blink through your vision
and that you can never catch when you direct your focus toward them.
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 see your 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.