Flashes or Floaters in the Eyes
The Eye Center of South Tulsa and Okmulgee have treatment for flashes and floaters in the eyes. These vision disturbances have different causes and can occur in one eye or both. Our eye doctor will give you a complete eye exam to find the cause of the flashes and floaters. These disturbances affect the retina due to pressure or due to the fluid being rubbed or pulled.
These are symptoms of another condition. These symptoms may be related to eye health or other health conditions. We work with primary care physicians and other doctors to find what is the cause of this condition. The Eye Center services the cities of South Tulsa, Okmulgee and Bixby.
Flashes of Light and Floaters Treatment For Eyes
These symptoms are sometimes caused by the fluid or gel around the eyes pulling away from the retina. Often this causes floaters and flashes of light. This condition does not usually need treatment. The optic nerve can become infected and or be a symptom of multiple sclerosis. Other causes are pressure on the retina from coughing, rubbing your eyes, or an injury to the head. Retinal detachment can cause partial or complete loss of vision. Other causes may be migraine headaches, diabetes, mini strokes, tumors, and some medications.
Patients should see an eye doctor when the see flashes of light looking to one side, vision loss or darkened vision, blurred vision, dizziness, weakness on one side of the body, headaches, or an increase in flashes or floaters. The eye doctor will give you an eye exam and may order an ultrasound of the eye to determine the cause of the problem. Causes of the problem may be inflammation of the eye, surgery, diabetes, or retinitis. Our eye doctor may dilate the eye pupils to examine them better. When they do this test often you will need someone to drive your home. When they find the cause, they will decide the best treatment or make a referral.
When the flashes are caused by something other than your eyes, they will refer you to a specialist. Common treatments for flashes and floaters are medication, eye drops, laser surgery, and regular surgery when the retina is detached. Laser surgery is often used to treat the gel and liquid around the eye that becomes detached. It is not for everyone but is used for some patients with severe cases. Some patients have a vitrectomy where the fluid is removed and replaced with a saltwater solution. For floaters, there is no standard treatment.
Contact Us About Flashes and Floater In South Tulsa and Okmulgee
Contact us for an appointment at the Eye Center in South Tulsa or Okmulgee by filling out the online for or calling office in South Tulsa at 918-369-3937 or Okmulgee at 918-756-0316 today. We service the area of Bixby too.