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What you can do about floaters and flashes in the eye

Posted June 10, 2013, 10:05 am, Updated September 10, 2015, 2:38 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications “Floaters” and flashes are a common sight for many people. Floater is a catchall term for the specks, threads, or cobweb-like images that occasionally drift across the line of vision. Flashes are sparks or strands of light that flicker across the visual field. Both are usually harmless. But they can be a…

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