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Symptoms of Vitreous Detachment

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In many instances vitreous detachment is asymptomatic. This means that without a comprehensive eye examination at our San Diego or El Centro location, you may never be aware of this common age-related disorder.

Alone, vitreous detachment is not a vision-threatening issues. However, untreated, it may lead to advanced vision problems such as retinal detachment or macular hole, making early detection essential for protecting your long-term vision.

Detecting asymptomatic vitreous detachment is achieved with a dilated pupil examination, a common part of your regular eye exams. If we detect a problem during your exam, we can make recommendations for vitreous detachment treatment that may play a crucial role in preventing significant vision loss.

Symptoms of Vitreous Detachment

Vitreous detachment is an age-related disorder that may be more common in people who are nearsighted. Symptoms of this disorder you should be aware of include:

  • Floaters – spots, circles, spider-webs, clouds, dots, anything that appears to be floating in or in front of your eye can indicate vitreous detachment. Several floaters or even just one that moves with your eye may indicate other vision disorders as well and should be brought to our attention as soon as possible
  • Flashers – flashes of bright light, particularly in your side vision may indicate a separation of the vitreous from the retina. Like floaters, flashers are common with many eye diseases and disorders and should be checked out by one of our experienced eye doctors

During your visits to our office, we can discuss these symptoms with you and answer any questions about vitreous detachment that you may have.

Why Choose California Retina Associates

The eye doctors at California Retina Associates are internationally known for their expertise in treating retinal and vitreous disorders. Combining state-of-the-art technology with the experience and dedication necessary to detect and treat all levels of vitreous detachment, we can help you address small issues before they become serious problems.

If you are experiencing floaters or flashers, please call 619-425-7755 or 760-352-7755, or contact California Retina Associates online to schedule an eye examination at our San Diego or El Centro location today.

California Retina Associates


Chula Vista Office
835 Third Avenue, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-425-7755

El Centro Office
1452 South La Brucherie, Suite A
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-7755