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Gluten And Eye Floaters

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

These are also symptoms of detached retina.

This is a serious condition which needs checking out quickly. Especially if the lines become a shadow or curtain.

Been there, treat soon if it is

Edited to add, sorry, didn't spot this was an old post
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

I got a crash course on floaters last month when my husband suddenly experienced a flash of light followed by lots of floaters in one eye--something that came on suddenly and he had not experienced before.

A trip to the doctor led to an evening at Wills Eye Hospital ER (Philadelphia). The retina specialist there explained that floaters are common and become moreso as we age. A trauma to the eye can also bring them about. What actually causes them is the gel-like fluid around the retina begins to pull away a bit from the back of the eye (common as we age). The thing to watch for, and call a doctor immediately, is if they suddenly increase and/or you see a "curtain" falling over your vision from the sides. This could indicate a detached retina and needs medical attention.

Floaters are common, detached retina is not but it is good to know the warning signs.
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