Floaters are a common symptom in adult patients. Floaters may appear as mobile dark spots, wavy lines, or spider webs in the vision. Most floaters occur due to age-related changes in the jelly (a.k.a. vitreous) within the eye.
Sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light may indicate that a tear or detachment has developed in the retina. These symptoms are considered eye emergencies, and patients with sudden onset of floaters or flashes should seek a prompt dilated examination with an ophthalmologist.
Retina Care Consultants, P.A., is specialized in managing sudden onset floaters and flashes. For more information regarding these symptoms, please visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology patient information website: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-floaters-flashes
Laser Floater Removal
Chronic floaters can significantly interfere with vision as well. If you are experiencing bothersome floaters for greater than 6 months, consider coming to Retina Care Consultants for a floater evaluation. We are the only practice in Manatee/Sarasota specialized in laser treatment of floaters, a painless clinical procedure that can greatly reduce floater symptoms.
For more information on laser floater treatment, visit this website: https://www.floater-lft.com