Are Some Types Of Floaters Dangerous For Your Eyes?
Floaters that cause cloudiness in your vision and/or shimmering light flashes are reasons to see your eye doctor
without delay. Dizziness with black eye floaters that look like a gnat or floating dot in your sight should
definitely be evaluated by your eye physician.
Dark eye floaters that seem to last a long time with sudden flickers of light to the side of
your vision may mean a retinal tear is occurring 14% of the time. Being told you have a retinal problem such as a
tear or detachment is only the first step, the next step is to be seen and treated by a board certified
retinologist as quickly as possible.