Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eye Floaters Symptoms

Floaters may occur in one eye, or both eyes. Most floaters are clear or white, but may be grey or black. The floaters can come in many shapes. Common symptoms include blurry vision or a change in vision.

Patients may complain of seeing different shapes, such as:

  • An arc
  • Circle
  • Dots
  • Lines
  • Specks
  • Spider web
  • Streaks

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Last Updated: Nov 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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