Photo by: Rockport Family Eyecare

It’s normal to see the occasional floating black speck or even a pinpoint flash of light in your eye. The vitreous, or gel-like part of your eye that maintains the shape of your eyeball, sometimes contains cells and bits of fiber that seem to float between the retina and the lens of our eyes. If you suddenly see many more floaters than normal and they are accompanied by bright  flashes of light, you could be viewing the first stages of retinal detachment, an actual tear between the vitreous and the retina. This is a serious problem that requires immediate action and medical care to avoid a major vision loss.

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