Floaters and flashes can be a sign of problem with the Retina of our eyes. One should never avoid fresh floaters & / or flashes and should get an immediate check up by a Retina Surgeon.
An abrupt rise in the frequency of flashes and floaters may result in retinal tear or detachment.
An immediate eye check-up is a must if you face any visual impairment. Delaying the doctor’s visit in case of a retinal tear can lead to sight-threatening damages.
Look out for these signs and symptoms;
Initial and immediate need is a thorough check up by a Retina Specialist. Doctor will give you a dilated eye examination to check the periphery of your retina to rule out any tears, breaks or pull on your retina.
If there are no tear/break in retina, floaters, although very disturbing in nature disappears in a span of time and may not require any specific treatment. Large floaters may need medical intervention if it is causing disturbance in the vision. The standard procedure to overcome this issue is retinal surgery or Vitrectomy surgery. Microscopic instruments are used by trained surgeons to remove floaters from the retinal area. Floaters can also be treated with a laser procedure called YAG vitreolysis.
Reluctance towards such sensitive matters can even result in the loss of your eyesight and may need an extensive retina surgery.