Patients describe floaters as dark specks or cobwebs that are seen in the field of vision. They are shadows of the fibers that clump together in the vitreous gel. While floaters are a normal part of the aging process and occur as some point or another in most patients, individuals suddenly experiencing new floaters, with or without flashing lights, should be referred to an ophthalmologist immediately.
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