Floaters and Flashes Treatment Perth

What are floaters and flashes

Floaters – In your field of vision, floaters look like faded dots, small specks, circles, lines or cobwebs.

Whilst they seem to appear in front of your eye, they are actually tiny clumps cells or debris inside the vitreous body that fills your eye. What you are actually seeing are the shadows these clumps cast on your retina.

Flashes – Flashes can look like a light streak or a flash bulb in your field of vision. Flashes happen when the vitreous gel rubs or pulls on your retina.

As people age, it is common to see floaters and flashes occasionally.

Floaters and flashes treatment Perth

Help centre – What is the retina

The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the inside of your eye. The retina receives light that the lens in your eye has focused. The retina converts the light into neural signals, and sends them to the brain for visual recognition.

Definition – Better Health.

Floaters and Flashes Treatment

The increase or sudden onset of floaters and/or flashes could be symptoms of a torn or detached retina. This is when the retina pulls away from the back of your eye.

Consult your doctor if:

    • You notice a lot of new floaters or flashes
    • A shadow appears in your peripheral (side) vision
    • A grey curtain covers part of your vision.

These are potential signs of a serious condition that needs to be treated by a specialist.

WA Eye Specialists – Floaters and Flashes Treatment

Floaters and/or flashes may be signs of a more serious condition and you should discuss them with your ophthalmologist during an eye exam.

In most cases floaters and flashes may be harmless, but if you experience a sudden increase in floaters, or begin to see flashes in your vision, you should see an eye specialist straight away.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please contact us:

Floaters and Flashes Treatment Perth

Our specialist eye doctors see patients from all over Perth and rural Western Australia. They have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye conditions including floaters and flashes. WA Eye Specialists have four practices located in Perth in Armadale, Joondalup, Midland, Murdoch and South Perth.