Flashes and Floaters.


Flashes and floaters are common ocular complaints. Flashes refer to aberrations of light that are seen in a patient's field of gaze. The flashes can be of varying sizes, colors, frequency, and durations, depending on the cause. Floaters are another common visual phenomenon caused by particles or debris in the vitreous gel of the eye that cause shadows and thus visual changes, especially against bright backgrounds and in brightly lit environments. Flashes and floaters can occur individually or together. This article discusses common causes of flashes and floaters to help with the triaging and management of these patients.

DOI: 10.1016/j.pop.2015.05.011

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@article{Sharma2015FlashesAF, title={Flashes and Floaters.}, author={Priya Sharma and Jayanth S. Sridhar and Sonia Mehta}, journal={Primary care}, year={2015}, volume={42 3}, pages={425-35} }