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  CHICAGO EYES 
 
 
6200 NORTH CLARK ST. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60660
DR. SANDRA RAFAEL, OPTOMETRIST
  OFFICE HOURS: Chicago Eyes, Dr. Sandra Rafael, Optometrist
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(773) 743-1221
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Floaters & Flashes
 

As we get older we expect to have  problems with our eyes, so we tend to ignore them.

One minor symptom that can cause a bigger problem, if not treated, is the occurrence of floaters and flashes. These are those tiny lights that seem to blink through your vision and that you can never catch when you direct your focus toward them.


Almost everyone sees floaters at some time, but they can occur more frequently and become more noticeable as we get older.

Floaters caused by posterior vitreous detachment are more common in people who:
• Are nearsighted
• Have undergone cataract surgery
• Have had certain types of laser surgery
• Have had inflammation of the eye

Because floaters or flashes can be an indication of a serious problem, you should contact our doctor when:
• You see floaters for the first time
• You notice an increase in the number or size of floaters
• You experience the sudden onset of flashes

In most cases no serious problems are found, but a complete eye examination is important. If there is damage to the retina, it needs to be diagnosed and treated immediately to prevent vision loss.


Chicago Eyes 6200 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60660 Phone: (773) 743-1221 Fax: (773) 743-1298

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Niles, Park Ridge, Glenview, Northbrook, Des Plaines, Mt. Prospect, Arlington Heights and Deerfield.

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