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A 35-year-old male asked:

i started seeing floater few months back, doctor says they are benign, but i am having hard time ignoring the, any tips on ignoring them?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Time: Dont look at bright whjte or yellowwalls that can stimulate awareness.
Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not really: These are what i call "garden variety" floaters. Floaters are condensations within the vitreous gel in the center of the eye. They can be annoying, but are usually not a significant problem. If you develop a shower of new floaters, particularly if seen with light flashes, that could indicate that you are developing a retinal tear or detachment, and you should be seen by an ophthalmologist asap.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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