Floaters & Flashes
Floaters look like small, dark spots or strands that float in front of your eyes. Floaters are very common and normally harmless and are more noticeable if looking at light backgrounds. They are more common if you are short sighted or as you get older or if you have had eye surgery, but if you are concerned at all, please contact us.
Some people notice flashes of light. These can be due to the movement of the gel inside the eye.
Very occasionally, flashes or an increase in floaters, a new large floater or a shadow spreading across the eye can be a sign of retinal detachment.
If you experience any of these symptoms seek medical attention urgently.
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