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What causes floaters in the field of vision?

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: my right eye had a small hazy line go off and on for a few seconds at a time starting Thursday. now it is starting to be periodic flashes in the same right eye, getting to happen more often. I was sitting for a few hours and the flashes started when I got up and walked to my car several flashes driving home 15 minute drive now I am sitting down and the flashes are still there but seem not as strong. I do not drink but take hydrocodone for severe arthritis
any answers to my eye problem


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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Floater and flashes

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description the initial hazy line was related to floaters in the right eye. Floaters are vitreous degenerations that are age related and is a normal phenomenon.

As there has been an increase in the floaters associated with flashes of light, indirect ophthalmoscopy is required to look for possible retinal tear detachment and other conditions in consult with an ophthalmologist. If the test is normal, then there is no need to be worried.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes floaters in the field of vision?

Brief Answer: Floater and flashes Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Based on your description the initial hazy line was related to floaters in the right eye. Floaters are vitreous degenerations that are age related and is a normal phenomenon. As there has been an increase in the floaters associated with flashes of light, indirect ophthalmoscopy is required to look for possible retinal tear detachment and other conditions in consult with an ophthalmologist. If the test is normal, then there is no need to be worried. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil