Treatment of flashing lights and floaters depends on what is causing the symptoms. After seeing your ophthalmologist for a dilated exam, he or she can tell you the reason of why you are having these symptoms. The dilated retina exam will show your ophthalmologist if there are any holes or tears in the retina. It will also show if any bleeding has occurred.
Possible treatments for Flashing Lights and Floaters
- Observation: if no holes or tears are found in the back layer of the eye
- Retinal Laser or Surgery: if a retinal tear or bleeding is found in the back of the eye
- Repeat Exam: sometimes a repeat dilated exam is needed if the symptoms get progressively more frequent