Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
1135 W. University, Suite 346
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 650-2255 (877) 219-8303
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
Floaters are caused by a jelly-like substance called vitreous. When a portion of the vitreous becomes liquified, it casts a shadow on the retina, causing small dots, specks, or lines that suddenly appear in your field of vision.
In most cases, floaters don't have any negative long-term effects on vision and usually don't require treatment. Floaters are often caused by aging, which causes the vitreous jelly to shrink and pull on the retina.
They are also common after eye surgery, such as cataract removal, and often occur in people who are very nearsighted. Though floaters usually don't cause any problems, there are certain instances when floaters can be serious and may be a warning sign of a retinal tear and can lead to retinal detachment. A traumatic injury, diabetic eye disease and infections can also cause floaters.
Dr. Mark Weingarten has dedicated his career to the pursuit of consistently excellent vision correction results and complete patient satisfaction. This approach has helped him become renowned as a leading Detroit laser eye surgery and cataracts specialist. In addition, Dr. Weingarten is recognized as one of the most accomplished Detroit presbyopia experts. He also offers an array of general eye care procedures, including complete eye exams and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma in Detroit.