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A 21-year-old female asked:

What can cause floaters at my age other than retina/vitreous related problems?i have 6/6 vision,no trauma,inflammation ever,3 opthas said perfect eyes

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Floaters: It's good to hear that your eye examination is normal. Vitreous opacities are normal to see & discover on examination. The important distinction is evaluating normal floaters from abnormally occurring floaters. The latter would require diagnosed problems with your eyes. You've indicated a normal exam. Visual phenomena seen as floater-like disturbances may be from migrainal-type events too.

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Last updated Jun 14, 2014

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