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What Causes Eye Floaters and Are They Dangerous?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

eye floaters

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  • Floaters are small black dots, squiggly lines or cobwebs inside your eyes that float across your vision. They are a nuisance, but when they appear quickly in combination with flashes — light flashes like lightning or a camera flash — it requires immediate medical attention


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