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Ask the doctor: Do I need to worry about floaters?

Floaters in the eye are usually harmless, caused by normal aging and shrinking of the vitreous-the fluid that fills the eyeball. Floaters that appear suddenly can lead to retinal detachment and may need to be treated.

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