What are flashes and floaters?
As eye issues can occur for a number of reasons, flashes and floaters are common images that move across an individual's field of vision. Appearing as dots, circles, lines, or specks, floaters can interfere with your site. Additionally, flashes appear as quick bursts of light within your vision. Both can be present due to the thickening of the vitreous gel or when the vitreous gel pulls away from the retina. Additional causes can be due to a:
- Retinal tear
- Eye infection
- Ocular tumors
If you are experiencing flashes, floaters, or both, you should receive a thorough eye examination at Kirk Eye Center. Our skilled eye care professionals can help determine the cause of flashes and floaters and provide a necessary treatment option. Learn more by contacting one of our Chicago, IL area facilities today to schedule an eye exam.
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What are Treatments for Flashes and Floaters?
Flashes and floaters often occur in patients over the age of 40 years old; however, they can develop at any age if underlying issues are present. While they can go away on their own, flashes and floaters may require treatment if an additional eye condition is detected. At Kirk Eye Center, our team will conduct a thorough eye exam to evaluate the health of your eyes. If any damage to your retina is detected, we can offer a number of different treatment options that can be personalized to your needs. Our goal is to ensure the overall health of your eyes and to restore as much vision as possible.
Restore Your Vision
Both flashes and floaters can interfere with your vision and affect your quality of life. Thankfully, our team at Kirk Eye Center is here to help. Our skilled eye care professionals can provide comprehensive evaluations and detect any underlying conditions to offer personalized treatment. Contact us in River Forest, Gurnee, or Chicago, IL, to schedule your initial consultation.