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Do I have eye floater

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the light: Because the floater is semi-transparent, certain lighting conditions and backgrounds will back the floater more visible. They are always there, just ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters in eue: Get exam by eye doc to rule out a retinal tear or hole
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Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
They are shadows: A shadow is created when light hits anything floating inside your eye. You see this shadow as a floater. Floaters are most often benign, but can poss ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Vitreous Detachment?: If you are constantly seeng floaters, you could have a vitreous detachment. Suggest seeing an ophthalmologist to rule out any retinal tears, or other ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: It depends what caused the floaters. For most people, vitreous floaters can disappear over a period of weeks to months - eventually the brain "tunes o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience Ophthalmology
The Vitreous: The vitreous is composed of a clear liquid called hyaluronic acid and fibers called collagen. As we age the vitreous becomes less solid and the collag ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: If an eye examination by an ophthalmologist shows no pathology in the back of the eye, and you qualify in other regards, you could try and become a pi ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Find the reason: If you are bothered by floaters and there is no definite diagnosis, you will need to be seen to make sure there is nothing going on. Some floaters may ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Flashig lights: Floaters are common. Flashing lights may signal some disease of the eye, especially the retina. Best to see your doctor for a check up.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters: If you have had a complete dilated eye exam within the last 6 months with an eye physician & the symptoms are stable, no more action is needed. You s ... Read More
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