Flashes and floaters are common symptoms that many patients experience in their life time. It can often occur in the setting of age related degeneration of the jelly-like part of the back of the eye (vitreous). Often times, this is a common and benign process. But this symptom can also be a precursor to a potentially blinding condition, such as retinal tear leading to retinal detachment.
A sudden onset of such symptom, or a change in the frequency/intensity of such symptom may require a comprehensive eye exam. At the time of the exam, particular focus on the dilated exam will be placed. If a retinal tear/detachment is detected, Dr. Tony T. Choi will assist in coordinating care with a trusted retina specialist. It is important to receive prompt treatment as significant delay in treatment can reduce the chance of successful vision preservation/restoration.
Schedule your exam with Dr. Choi at (845) 501-9292