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Floaters and flashes can seem strange, but usually pose no risk and often fade or become less bothersome over time. While we do offer a surgery called vitrectomy to remove some of the vitreous gel, this is rarely needed and we approach it very cautiously.
If you do experience more urgent symptoms, our doctors will look for evidence of a retinal tear. We treat this problem by resealing the retina, using:
Cold energy (cryopexy)
Untreated retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment, which requires more advanced treatment.