FLASHES AND FLOATERS OVERVIEW

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Flashes and floaters

Symptoms of flashes of lights or floating dots in the vision can be indicative of a separation of the gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the eye from the retina (posterior vitreous detachment). Rarely, these symptoms can be associated with retinal detachment in which the light-detecting layer at the back of the eye (the retina) comes away from the eye leading to loss of vision.

What causes flashes and floaters?

Separation of the gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the eye from the retina (posterior vitreous detachment). Rarely, these symptoms are associated with retinal detachment in which the light-detecting layer at the back of the eye (the retina) comes away from the eye leading to loss of vision.

At a Glance