• Is there any connection between floaters/flashes and vertigo?


    Question:

    I recently started having vertigo. In the past week I have noticed what I think is a floater in my right eye as well as occasional flashes in the same eye. Is there any connection between floaters/flashes and the vertigo?


    Answer:

    The vertigo is likely not linked to the flashes and floaters in your eye unless they disrupt your vision enough to become unbalanced and unsteady on your feet. You should talk to your doctor about the vertigo and have a dilated eye examination with your ophthalmologist to make sure there is no problem in the back of your eye like a torn retina.


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