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Ask a Doctor: Be aware of eye floaters as you age

10:45 PM, Jul. 8, 2013
Dr. Joseph Feder
Dr. Joseph Feder
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Q: My husband is age 63. He recently developed a number of "floaters" in his right eye that are bothering him. Is this something unusual or dangerous? Should he see an eye doctor?

A: I strongly suggest that your husband be evaluated by an ophthalmologist without delay. His eye floaters may not be anything serious or it could be a sign of an emergency situation that could permanently threaten his eyesight. It's not possible to accurately diagnose his condition without a complete eye exam, including dilating his eyes.

Eye floaters are spots in your vision that are very common, especially as we ...

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