A 23-year-old female asked:

I have eye floaters and high myopia. due to some emotional issues in family i get stress and anxiety often. and i have heard that it make eye floaters worse or any other eye related problems. is that true?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Stress will not worsen floaters however as a high myope you should have a dilated retinal exam to determine if the floaters are harmful or not. Yearly dilated exams should be done.
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