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    Floaters and light in right peripheral
    An_267319 posted:
    Three days ago I started noticing stringier floaters in my right eye that would get in my field of vision. Additionally, I had vertical flashes of light in the same right eye...two or three times. The floaters have occurred each day since, but, the flash of light only occurred once more. It's Saturday on a holiday weekend...what do I do?
    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    flashes and floaters in your vision represent a retinal tear until proven otherwise. you need to see an ophthalmologist for a detailed exam. untreated, a retinal tear can become a retinal detachment with the need for extensive surgery and the possibility of permanent vision loss.

    no shortcuts possible here. see the ophthalmologist.

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