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    Old 08-21-2020, 06:01 PM   #1
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    Floaters in eyes. How urgent to see a doctor?

    I was sitting next to a window with the sun shining in. I noticed quite a few floaters.

    I do not see them otherwise but that does not mean they are not there I guess.

    49 year old male. I know it could be a serious issue, but not likely to be, but not sure I want to go into a doctor's office right now due to the pandemic.

    Should I go anyway?

     
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    Old 08-21-2020, 08:05 PM   #2
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    Re: Floaters in eyes. How urgent to see a doctor?

    Floaters are normal. At your age, I wouldn't worry but just mention at your next annual checkup.

     
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    Old 08-25-2020, 10:52 AM   #3
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    Re: Floaters in eyes. How urgent to see a doctor?

    Floaters are very normal more so as you age. I have had them since i was a kid. Now if you see a sudden onset of millions of floaters or dots, flashing lights (like lightning), or any vision loss consider this as an emergency and a symptom of retina detachment. In that case call an opthalmologist right away and have a dilated eye exam, if that is not an option go to ER. It wouldn't hurt for you to see an MD Opthalmologist for an exam just to have them take a look, I see mine annually since I have had retina detachments in both eyes.

     
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