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Question:
Can floaters and flashes cause symptoms of eye pain and foreign body sensation?       

Answer:
No, they cannot. Eye pain or foreign body sensation are generally caused by issues on the surface of the eye such as dry eye, erosions or even infections.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Oct 10, 2012

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