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40 Symptoms That *Always* Warrant a Call to Your Doctor Right Away

Prevention Logo By Korin Miller of Prevention | Slide 2 of 41: Floaters, or spots in your vision, could be no biggie—or they could be a sign of a more intense vision problem like retinal detachment, a retinal tear, or an inflammation in the eye, says JP Maszczak, O.D., an assistant professor of clinical optometry at the Ohio State University College of Optometry.“Retinal tears and detachments, if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner—often within 24 to 48 hours—may result in profound and permanent vision loss,” he says. So yeah, you want to get this checked out.

You see floaters.

Floaters, or spots in your vision, could be no biggie—or they could be a sign of a more intense vision problem like retinal detachment, a retinal tear, or an inflammation in the eye, says JP Maszczak, O.D., an assistant professor of clinical optometry at the Ohio State University College of Optometry.“Retinal tears and detachments, if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner—often within 24 to 48 hours—may result in profound and permanent vision loss,” he says. So yeah, you want to get this checked out.

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