785 N. Dean Road, Suite 100, Auburn, AL 36830 
1240 Brookstone Centre Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31904  
303 Regency Court, Dothan, AL 36305 
(334) 521-0041 (Alabama) (706) 221-9702 (Georgia)
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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.

Clinic Update

Retina Updates

  • Macular Hole Repair Prognosis: We reviewed our surgical outcome data to predict the degree of visual acuity improvement based on the pre-operative visual acuity.
  • Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration: We are developing a new technique based on angiogram studies to assess why some eyes seem to respond more readily to treatment than others. Work is ongoing to provide clinical value to these methods.

Our Locations

785 N. Dean Road, Suite 100, Auburn, AL 36830
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Call: (334) 521-0041


1240 Brookstone Centre Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31904
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Call: (706) 221-9702


303 Regency Court, Dothan, AL 36305
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Call: (334) 521-0041

Consult board-certified ophthalmologist and specialist in retinal diseases including, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease located at Auburn, Dothan and Columbus. Call (334) 521-0041 (Auburn and Dothan) or Call (706) 221-9702 (Columbus).

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