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How do I ignore eye floaters

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: It just takes time! if they are in the center of vision and you can't ignore them, consider a floater surgery to remove them.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Floaters may wax and wane but never go away entirely. New floaters should prompt you to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Common presence: Floaters are common, especially in older folks. They must be distinguished from visual phenomena due to normal circulation which are not floaters. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: If you had a retinal check, and there's no retinal pathology, then that's great. If your symptoms get worse however, you must have a repeat dilated re ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Debris in back of ey: Floaters are debris, usually from eye renewal or condensations of the vitreous gel which fills the back of the eye. If they are located in the axis o ... Read More
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A 46-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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Shrier
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters: The vitreous degenerates with normal aging. Floaters/ debris occurs as it turns from a formed, to a fluid state. You should ideally be examined by a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Age related change: The vitreous (connective tissue of the eye) becomes more liquid in people who are nearsighted or during the process of aging - then eye floaters may ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Eye floaters r little pieces of solidified fluid that the eye globe is filled with (vitreous fluid). When they form, they float around and you will on ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Observation: Most floaters are benign and can be annoying but not dangerous. A few, especially of recent onset can be a clue to underlying retinal problems like d ... Read More
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