AARP / Dr. Ming Wang

What to Know About Eye Floaters and Flashes

April 3, 2019

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Almost everyone will experience eye floaters in their lifetime, especially as they get older. They’re those tiny spots or lines that look like they’re in front of the eye, but they are actually floating inside it. Flashes, which look like streaks of lightning, are more common with age, too. Most of the time, neither floaters nor flashes are cause for worry. But under certain circumstances, they require immediate medical attention. Here’s what you need to know to protect your vision.

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