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i am seeing tiny floating sparkles in front of my

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i am seeing tiny floating sparkles in front of my eyes
Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 in Vision and Eye Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be floaters.

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Most likely they are floaters. Floaters are dark specks in the form of dots, circles, lines, flashes or cobwebs that seem to move across your field of vision. Floaters are small clumps of visible material within the vitreous. Usually they remain clumped but in old age bits of debris are discarded by the vitreous humour or retina that causes protein (connective tissue) to be released.Hence crystal-like deposits may form in the vitreous and interfere with light passing from the front of the eye to the back.These floating particle within the vitreous are seen as shadows in retina.The vitreous sometimes pulls on the retina. This may cause you to see flashing lights or lightning streaks, even though there aren't any such lights present. When the vitreous separates from the retina.
Detailed retinal examination. slit lamp examination of eye should be done by opthalmologist.

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