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Floaters

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A cobweb…in your eye? If you’ve experienced eye floaters, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Floaters are spots in your vision that appear without warning. They can look like specks, strings, or cobwebs, and they dart away if you try to look at them head on—which can lead you to wonder if you actually saw anything at all! You're more likely to notice moderate or severe floaters if you’re near-sighted or far-sighted, and a sudden increase in floaters can be a sign of a retinal tear or detachment, a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Visit an eye care pro as soon as possible if you notice more floaters along with flashes of light or loss of your peripheral vision. Sometimes people also notice an uptick in floaters related to Lyme disease. If your floaters really obstruct your vision, you can check out treatments to have them removed.

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