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Is a sudden "floater" in the eye any concern?

Is a sudden "floater" in the eye any concern?

Perhaps: Any sudden visual change warrants prompt investigation. See your eye doctor to make sure there is nothing going on that requires medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot in ...Read more


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Is seeing lights in the corner of my eye a concern?

Is seeing lights in the corner of my eye a concern?

Yes: These are called photopsias. They can be due to a retinal problem, including some very serious ones. Call an ophthalmologist today. ...Read more

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A shadow now floats around in my field of vision. Is it retinal detachment or tear?

A shadow now floats around in my field of vision. Is it retinal detachment or tear?

Unsure: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Large floater in field of vision and have some blurriness in vision. Is floater likely the cause?

Large floater in field of vision and have some blurriness in vision. Is floater likely the cause?

Floater: A large floater could be causing blurred vision, but you should be able to see thru it. Any new floaters or light flashes should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no associated retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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How do you fix a floater in the retina in the human eye?

How do you fix a floater in the retina in the human eye?

Three options: Three options: live with it, yag laser, and vitrectomy. When living with it has been ruled out, consider the later two. An exam to establish that it is the floaters that are the cause of your concern. Remember there are risks with every surgical procedure, but vitrectomy is safe in good hands. Beware cataracts. Be sure to get dilated exam to check for retinal tears too. ...Read more

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Eye dilated resulting in eye allergies but see a spot in amsler grid is this healthy?

Eye dilated resulting in eye allergies but see a spot in amsler grid is this healthy?

Exam: An infrequent but likely reaction to dilating eye drops may have occurred, resulting in red,itchy, & swollen eyelids. Cool compresses, preservative free artificial tears usually will be helpful, but occasionally a steroid preparation may be needed. As for the new spot in your vision noted during amslrt grid testing,!you will need to call your Eye MD to have your macula examined. An OCT can be done ...Read more

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How dangerous is a burst vessel in the macula in the eye?

How dangerous is a burst vessel in the macula in the eye?

Risky: This is the area of central vision which you use to read and recognize fine detail. A burst vessel in this area can block the view by covering this area with blood or can be a vessel feeding this area and bursting disturbs the blood supply so the area can cease to function well. It is therefore dangerous and needs immediate attention by an ophthalmologist or retinal specialist. ...Read more

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What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the eye?

What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the eye?

Totally different: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which in adults is usually caused by a virus infecting the liniing of the eye similar to a cold infecting the lining of the throat. Most are self limited and need little care. Uveitis is a sterile inflammation of the inside of the eye causing pain, light sensitivity and a risk of internal eye damage. Treatment is with steroids; see an ophthalmolog ...Read more

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Can an opthamologist remove a freckle in the eye?

Can an opthamologist remove a freckle in the eye?

Where is the freckle: Yes and no. It depends on its location. If the freckle is on the retina then it is the purvey of a retinal specialist. If it is on the iris then an anterior segment surgeon can remove the freckle. If it is on the eye lid, conjunctiva or other surface locations that too can be removed. The important question is why? Has the freckle changed? Is there concern for malignancy? Or is it cosmetic? ...Read more

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What is a stye in the eye?

What is a stye in the eye?

Infection: A stye is a bacterial infection of an oil-producing gland at the edge of the eyelid. ...Read more

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What is Indirect ophthalmoscope laser for a retina tear along the periphery of the eye?

What is Indirect ophthalmoscope laser for a retina tear along the periphery of the eye?

Repair of Retina: Often a retinal tear can be repaired by laser. This is the safest, gentlest, most comfortable approach with the quickest recovery. Using an indirect ophthalmoscope simply means that your eye surgeon will use special headgear and a handheld lens to see into the periphery of your eye and use a foot pedal control to deliver the laser pulses. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a stye in the eye lid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eye lid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more

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Problem in vision of right eye after diagnosis of pvd/ is that due to floaters or retinal tear now?

Could be: Could be tear, or simply you are appreciating the PVD more. If this is a change since you last saw the ophthalmologist, see him promptly. ...Read more

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Why would a film form over the eye after a posterior vitreous detachment?

Why would a film form over the eye after a posterior vitreous detachment?

Growth of cells: During a posterior vitreous detachment, the vitreous in the middle of the eye peels off the retina that lines the inside of the eye wall. This change happens in almost everyone. Sometimes remnant cells left after the separation grow into a sheet or 'epiretinal membrane' on the surface of the retina. ...Read more

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What a boil in the eye lid is called?

What a boil in the eye lid is called?

Boil likely stye: A "boil" in eyelid most l can be due to: meibomian gland dysfunction, styes, or chalazion, molluscum, rosacea, herpes. Check with eyemd. Treatment options available at eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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Is a stye in the eye contagious?

Is a stye in the eye contagious?

No: Styes are not infectious and will not spread to others in contact with a stye. ...Read more

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What causes a headache in the same spot in an eye?

What causes a headache in the same spot in an eye?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for these symptoms, ranging from sinus inflammation, iritis, migraine headaches, temporal arteritis, cluster headaches, among others. Affected individual should be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule-out eye-related causes, and perhaps by a neurologist, or neuro-ophthalmologist, if the eye exam fails to provide an explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more