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what are the different types of eye floaters and are some more dangerous than others

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But see your eye doctor to rule out serious problems.
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
NO uncommon: Floaters can come and go. This is usually proteinaceous material. It is in the jelly like material in the eye. It will go up and down. Have the eye do ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Neurology evaluation: It is unclear whether this is a innerair problem or a neurological problem. You need to see a neurologist to get this clarified
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
No: They are just bits of the vitreous humour gel that is clear in nature and has no color.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Vitreous: This is from a change in the vitreous change which happens with time, if you have flashing lights associated with this you need to have an eye exam.
A 36-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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Scotomata: Please seek medical attention from an opthalmologist immediately.. May be retinal/opthalmic migraines, vitreous separation or retinal detachment tea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See opthalmologist: Tiny spots/ordinary eye floaters are very common and usually aren't cause for alarm. Doctors are willing to perform such surgery in rare instances whe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
None: You can't treat them, unless you do invasive vitrectomy surgery (not warranted). More importantly, if you have new or worse floaters with or without n ... Read More
A 16-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 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Floaters are a common issue. If there is a sudden change in the number of size of floaters, do consult an eye doctor. The symptoms are not suggestive ... Read More
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