Sudden appearance of new floaters or a significant change in your floaters can be a sign of another problem. if thoes sign happens to you, you may go to see your eye doctor and let them check if you have a retinal tear or detachment that might require immediate treatment to prevent vision loss. Some floaters will disappear in short time but some may stay for months or years.
The floaters which indicate a serious condition usually can be differentiated by some
1. They occur suddenly
2.They are accompanied by visual field defects including flashes of light and areas of vision loss (as if a dark curtain is placed in front of the eyes)
3.They appear numerous or large
4.They are associated with a trauma or a blow to the eyes or head
5.They are increasing in number over a short period of time, often minutes or hours
These signs and symptoms are considered ocular emergencies and require immediate