Why you should NOT ignore new floaters in your vision

Sudden flashes or floaters (especially when noticed in just one eye) could be the first warning signs of a retinal detachment or retinal tear. Do not let new flashes/floaters just linger, hoping they will go away. If your symptoms are actually due to a retinal detachment, PROMPT diagnosis and treatment is CRITICAL if there is any hope of saving the vision in the eye with the detachment.