FLASHES & FLOATERS
Flashes and Floaters are symptoms experienced by many people. Flashes are experienced as a lighting streak, originating within the eye, in the field of vision. Flashes are most often noticed at night or in a dark room.
Floaters are perceived as freely mobile single or multiple black spots or lines in the line of vision.
Most of the time flashes and floaters are harmless. However, these may also point towards more serious conditions of the retina like retinal breaks, a retinal detachment, or a vitreous hemorrhage, which if not treated promptly, may lead to severe loss of vision. Hence, it is important not to ignore these symptoms and get a comprehensive eye exam to prevent serious complications.