Flashes of light and new floaters are a combination of symptoms that cause concern to every ophthalmologist as they may indicate a tear in the retina or the beginnings of a retinal detachment. Many patients have these symptoms and are told by their ophthalmologist that everything is fine, but a small percentage of people with these symptoms need serious treatment and are at some degree of risk for the loss of all of the sight in the eye. A comprehensive examination of your eyes by an ophthalmologist (Eye-MD) is required immediately.
- Q What's the treatment if the whites of my eyes are red or yellow?
- Q How serious are cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration?
- Q Can uveal coloboma be treated?
- Q How is episcleritis treated?
- Q What is a pytergium?
- Q How can I lower my risk of eye problems?