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Brodhead, WI
A 16-year-old male asked:

Im 16, i have floaters in both eyes, nothing else is wrong. no pain, no vision loss. could this be a sign of ms?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not likely: A floater is described as a passing shadow that you can not specifically focus on. It should be in one Eye at a time. It is from proteins strands in the jelly like fluid in the eye called vitreous fluid. They would be unusual in someone your age. Sudden development of eye symptoms can mean something wrong with the retina so that should be checked out by an eye doctor. MS is very unlikely. Good health
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not MS: This is not sign of MS, as visual floaters are due to internal eyeball issues.
Last updated Apr 24, 2016

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