Location
249 County Road
New London, NH 03257

603.526.2020
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Flashes & Floaters

Floaters are what we see when imperfections in the clarity of the vitreous jelly of the eye cast shadows on the retina. These opacities are made up of cells and flimsy irregularities in the structure of the vitreous.

Flashing strobe-like effects typically noticed in one’s peripheral vision can be caused by the vitreous shrinking and pulling on the retina. This mechanical internal stimulation of the retinal photoreceptors generates signals perceived as light.

Vitreous separation or detachment is a more advanced stage of vitreous shrinkage and is sometimes associated with the development of a tear in the retina. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment which in turn can lead to loss of vision.

While most cases of vitreous detachment are benign, the symptoms are very similar to those of a retinal tear or early detachment. For this reason, it is important to see your ophthalmologist soon after the onset of symptoms for a dilated examination of the peripheral retina. Early treatment of fresh retinal tears can prevent more severe vision problems associated with retinal detachment. No treatment is required if the retina is unaffected.