Tag: Floaters

Our Eyes and Migraines

Migraines are common neurological condition that is more prevalent in women. A classic migraine usually may start with visual symptoms- zigzag lines, lightning bolts, kaleidoscope looking images are common. Usually the visual symptoms expand over a period of time ranging from 10-30 minutes but sometimes much longer. Severe pounding headaches will follow and may be… Read More


Don’t delay an eye exam if visual floaters suddenly occur

A sudden onset of vitreous floaters should never be ignored. When they suddenly occur they mean something new has happened in your eye requiring a prompt, thorough examination. The most common cause of floaters is separation of the vitreous body from the inner walls of the eye. As people age the vitreous gel, which comprises… Read More


Flashes and Floaters and discussing what to do at North Shore Eye Care

Floaters are part of the vitreous gel in the eye that cast shadows on the retina, the layer of cells lining the back of the eye that senses light and allows you to see. Floaters can appear as different shapes, such as dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. The eye is filled with a clear… Read More


Zig Zag Lines May Signify an Ocular Migraine

Migraines are common neurological condition that is more prevalent in women. A classic migraine usually may start with visual symptoms- zigzag lines, lightning bolts, kaleidoscope looking images are common. Usually the visual symptoms expand over a period of time ranging from 10-30 minutes but sometimes much longer. Severe pounding headaches will follow and may be… Read More


Flashes and Floaters and discussing what to do at North Shore Eye Care

Floaters are part of the vitreous gel in the eye that cast shadows on the retina, the layer of cells lining the back of the eye that senses light and allows you to see. Floaters can appear as different shapes, such as dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. The eye is filled with a clear… Read More


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