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    Should You Be Concerned About Eye Flashes and Floaters?

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Floaters are clumps of cells free-floating through the vitreous humor that fills the eye. When these cells move in front of the retina, you see small shadows in your vision. Flashes occur when the vitreous humor pulls on the retina, causing a reaction that looks like flashes of light. Both of these disruptions grow more common with age. While intermittent episodes of floaters and flashes are no cause for concern, the sudden and severe onset of symptoms could be a sign of a condition known as retinal detachment. Retinal detachment occurs when the vitreous humor inside the eye shrinks, pulling the retina away from the back of the eye. This causes bleeding and loss of vision. Flashes that occur in both eyes and last 10-20 minutes are also a sign of a serious condition that should be brought to the attention of your eye care specialist.

    If you have concerns about your vision or eye health, don’t wait—contact Newsom Eye by calling (813) 908-2020 for top-quality eye care in Tampa, FL. We offer a wide range of vision care services, from eye surgery to routine eye care. Click through our website to find out more!

    The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes from Ultraviolet Radiation

    Last updated 7 months ago

    You probably already know that your skin is vulnerable to the effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun’s rays. Unfortunately, your eyes are just as susceptible to developing problems from sunlight. You’re more likely to develop cataracts or macular degeneration, as you grow older because of excessive sunlight exposure. For example, over time, the UV radiation can damage the retina of your eyes.

    Ultraviolet radiation can even cause short-term problems. If you’re exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight in a short period of time, you could develop photokeratitis. This condition is often described as, a sunburn on the eyes. It can cause symptoms such as light sensitivity, red eyes, and tearing. You may also feel as though there is a foreign body in your eyes or as if they are very gritty. Protect your eyes by choosing large sunglasses with UV protection and wear a wide-brimmed hat while outdoors.

    Another way you can protect your eyes is by scheduling checkups with an eye care specialist to detect problems such as cataracts as early as possible. If you do suffer from cataracts or a similar problem, explore your surgical eye care treatment options at Newsom Eye. To protect your NEWsom Eyes call our eye surgery center at (813) 908-2020.

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