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Flashes and Floaters

Flashes and Floaters

Flashes look like twinkles or curved lightning streaks in the peripheral vision. They are most visible when the eye quickly moves left and right in a dark environment. Floaters are small flecks or shadows that move in your field of vision as you look at a bare wall or a clear sky. Most people normally experience a few floaters, but tend to notice them if they become more prominent.

If you have a sudden change in the quality or quantity of your floaters, new "flashers", or if a dark curtain begins to move toward the center of your vision, we recommend calling our office immediately! You could be experiencing a torn retina, which can lead to detachment and blindness. We will see you as an urgent appointment.

Call the Perlman Center for Eye and Eyelid Surgery at 530.666.0333 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman.

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