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is it common for teenagers to have eye floaters

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unusual: Floaters that are benign mostly appear in older age groups related to changes in the character of the vitreous fluids in the back of the eye. In teen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: If there has been a change in your floaters, then an eye exam by an ophthalmologist is advised.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Not Unusual: The odds of it being serious are not high, but a good ophthalmologic exam is advisable to confirm.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Common: Floaters are common in all age groups. New floaters should have a medical evaluation by an ophthalmologist.
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
No!: Too much sun, wind, cold weather and harsh environmental effects can take a toll on the skin and cause wrinkles, but it is not "normal" per se.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Very rare: The common type of macular degeneration is called amd, standing for "age-related macular degeneration", and the age is old age, usually over 60. Howev ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Sure: But many things cause bloodshot eyes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Common: Very common! you should have an exam to make sure there are no tears or holes in the retina or a retinal detachment.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: They are either tear film components or blood cells of retina being seen.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most people do not see floaters, hence, it is not normal. New floaters must be examined and might be a sign of a retinal tear. A retinal tear can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: But that does not mean that it is a problem to have floaters at a young age. Most people develop floaters in their 40s and beyond as the gel that fill ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Speck
41 years experience Ophthalmology
It's normal: Most children are born about 6 diopers farsighted, 'cause their eyes are small (90% of adult size). This is completely normal. Most three year olds ar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Bearden
22 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES IT IS: Not uncommon.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eye floaters: Greetings. Eye floaters needs an ophthalmological evaluation. This could be a warning for a retinal detachment or tear. Good Luck.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Super common: 20 - 90%. Risk increases with age and with alcohol use.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Chynn
28 years experience LASIK Surgery
Night myopia: The etiology of nightime myopia is your peripheral cornea needs a higher rx than the center. So when your pupil dilates at night, it reveals the perip ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is normal : One eye can be more or less myopic than the other without being abnormal. Symptoms of optic neuritis involve pain, vision loss of color and flashing ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Very common: Hello Eye floaters are very common issues and if the amount is low/not noticeable every day than it is nothing to be worried about. Almost everyone h ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A person can have "off white" eyes but not yellow. This needs to be examined for systemic causes.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: To see floaters they must be in the central visual axis and the vision must be good enough for them to be viewed. A poorly sighted eye may have float ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Ptosid.: Ptosis in children is usually congenital. It can however occur in other circumstances and if it is new it needs to be evaluated.

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