Are you seeing spots? It may be a real health problem
At some point in time, seeing spots before our eyes affects us all. Sometimes they are harmless and other times, they may be are far more serious.
Here is how to tell the difference:
Floaters are defined as small wisps that move around in your field of vision. They are very common, especially as a person begins to age. If a person is nearsighted, the chances of seeing these floaters are even greater.
While these spots are normal, they can be a sign of problem called retinal detachment. Retinal detachment can lead to permanent vision loss and has to be repaired through surgery, if it does occur.
Symptoms of retinal detachment include:
- a sudden increase in the number of floaters
- paired with flashes of light
- it appears as though a veil has been placed over the field of vision
If any of these problems occur, medical attention should be obtained immediately.
The flashing of light in the eye happens when the vitreous (located in the back of the eye) starts to detach. Light comes in short, bright bursts.
Floaters can be caused by various ailments including injury, infections, inflammation and diabetic complications.
Consult your primary physician if your symptoms become continue to worsen.