Immediate medical attention is especially important if the floaters are accompanied by flashes of light or a loss of side vision. If you have these symptoms, see an ophthalmologist right away. Without immediate treatment, you can have permanent vision loss. These symptoms may be caused by:
Bleeding within the eye
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It is recommended that all individuals see a Family Doctor for a full medical examination annually. Adults should get their blood pressure checked (US Preventive Task Force), a flu vaccine (CDC) and more each year.