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For the best treatments for eye flashes and floaters Naples, FL has to offer, patients trust Malkani Retina Center. As a premier location in its field, Malkani Retina Center has the resources and state-of-the-art equipment to help patients repair and recover from eye conditions that cause flashes, spots, shadows, and floaters. When the eye’s vitreous gel breaks loose in tiny pieces within the inner back portion of the eye, it causes tiny spots and flecks in the vision. Floaters and flashes are relatively common and aren’t usually an emergency – although they can be irritating and impede vision.
At early ages, the eye’s vitreous liquids have a gel-like consistency. As we age, however, the vitreous dissolves and liquefies into a watery center. Occasionally, small undissolved vitreous particles will float around in the center, taking many shapes and sizes. These are what we call eye floaters. Floaters and spots are particularly noticeable if you look at a clear sky or a computer screen with a white background. The debris floating at the back of your eye creates shadows on the retina, which is what you are able to see.
The occasional floater drifting through your vision is not cause for alarm, but a shower of spots and flashes of light require the attention of a retina care professional. When the vitreous pulls away from the retina, or the retina dislodges from the back of the inner lining, it can cause the abrupt appearance of flashes and floaters. Naples, FL patients who notice this symptom should visit Malkani Retina Center right away before either of these conditions results in permanent vision loss. Among people who experience sudden floaters and flashes, about 40% have a posterior vitreous and about 9% have tears in their retinas.
Flashes and floaters in Naples, FL are the most common in people with certain risk factors, although they can affect anyone. This condition is most common in those who:
While not all flashes and floaters within your vision are serious, some are. Always get a professional eye exam if you experience these symptoms. Dr. Malkani and his staff can check to ensure your retina isn’t damaged or detached, and they will recommend treatment to repair your vision and/or slow the effects of a harmful condition.
When you visit Malkani Retina Center for the sudden appearance of flashes, spots, and floaters, here’s what to expect:
If you opt for our laser vitreolysis treatment for flashes, spots, and floaters, this is a painless outpatient procedure. We’ll apply an anesthetic to your eyes and use a special type of contact lens. Then, our expert surgeon will project the precise laser beam directly on the floaters causing the symptoms. Find out what other vitreoretinal diseases we treat.
If you require any type of surgery to repair flashes and floaters in Naples, FL, Dr. Malkani will likely be your surgeon. Sunil M. Malkani, M.D. is the director and founder of Malkani Retina Center and is a renowned vitreoretinal disease surgeon. He specializes in retinal diseases such as detached retina, macular degeneration, and other conditions. People trust Dr. Malkani with their eyes and vision because he has extensive education and experience in the industry. Working with retinas for more than 17 years has trained Dr. Malkani to navigate the retina with expert finesse and attention to detail.
Dr. Malkani has investigated the latest treatments available to treat eye conditions that currently have no cure, including dry macular degeneration and the proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) as a complication of retinal detachment surgery. His research has been published in numerous national medical journals, and he’s also given presentations and displayed exhibits at conferences such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Ocular Toxicology. Read more about Dr. Malkani to get to know him before your appointment.
As soon as you begin to notice black spots, flashes, “cobwebs,” or specks crossing your vision, schedule an appointment with Malkani Retina Center. When a patient needs cutting-edge laser treatments and procedures for flashes and floaters, Naples, FL citizens can call (239) 324-4888 to visit the experts at Malkani Retina Center.