Vitreous Floaters and Dense Vitreous Opacities
Some patients complain of “floaters” in their vision. Floaters are small clusters of gel or cells inside the vitreous liquid that fills your eye, which cast shadows on your retina. They look like tiny specks, circles, lines or cobwebs in your field of vision. Although they seem to be in front of your eye, they are actually floating inside.
While most vitreous floaters are benign, some can be signs of a serious condition. Call Dr. Peddada right away if you have:
- Many new floaters
- Light flashes in the eye
- A gray curtain that covers part of your vision
These floaters or flashes in the eye can indicate a liquefying vitreous gel separating from retina, torn or detached retina. If you are experiencing these conditions, please schedule an appointment and seek eye floaters treatment immediately.
Dense vitreous opacities if present despite waiting long enough for them to disappear may be removed by vitrectomy surgery. Ask Dr. Peddada about risks and benefits of surgery and risks and benefits of just monitoring.
Contact our Auburn and Dothan Offices at (334) 521-0041 or our Columbus Office at (706) 221-9702 for a comprehensive evaluation and management of your retinal needs.