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When should I worry about floaters?

Floaters may be normal. However, the sudden development of many new floaters or a significant change in your floaters can be a sign of another problem. Flashes of light may also accompany new floaters. Sudden and new symptoms should be evaluated by your Eye M.D. to determine if you have a retinal tear or detachment that might require immediate treatment to prevent vision loss.

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