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Age Eye Floaters Common
Yes, sometimes: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be: Vitreous is like a jelly inside the eye that changes with advancement of age. Typically the change happens after age of 50. If the person had surgery, trauma or myopia then the change could happen earlier. The vitreous changes may lead to more floaters. If the person suddenly experience many floaters with flashing light and change in vision then he/she needs to see an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why there can't be any drug that cure or dissolve these eye Floaters, it really effect lives have many floaters like me that to at age of 23
Do all people have some form of eye floaters from birth but they can increase with age? Possible to have them for a while & not realize it?
I have eye floaters from age 12.At 16 eye flashes started.Now at 18 eye floaters are continuosly noticeable with flashes occur every 8-15 days.
How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?
How common are eye floaters in a 22year old male?do every one have eye floaters? Does the doctor answering also have eye floater?
Seeing eye floaters after several months of high stress, emotionality, anger. Just a coincidence? Opth says part of normal aging process & not related
No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Billions of dollars are spent in the cosmetics industry to rid people of wrinkles ( also a normal part of aging)
Why not for eye floaters? Why Doctors
Industry vs medicine: Medicine doesn't claim to rid people aging thats the industry with that claim easier to get two confused than ever ...Read more
Debris in back of ey: Floaters are debris, usually from eye renewal or condensations of the vitreous gel which fills the back of the eye. If they are located in the axis of vision, they may be seen in certain circumstances as floating objects in space like flying insects. If they appear suddenly or there are many or you have light flashes associated, then see your ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Vitreous: The vitreous is composed of a clear liquid called hyaluronic acid and fibers called collagen. As we age the vitreous becomes less solid and the collagen fibers become more visible (synuresis). The spots you see are these collagen fiber clumps. They do not cause harm to the eye, they just get in the way. If they are very prominent and reduce visual function they can be removed with a vitrectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Age related change: The vitreous (connective tissue of the eye) becomes more liquid in people who are nearsighted or during the process of aging - then eye floaters may develop. It can also be a sign of retinal detachment, which need immediate medical attention, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: Eye floaters r little pieces of solidified fluid that the eye globe is filled with (vitreous fluid). When they form, they float around and you will only be aware of them when they float in front of that part of the retina (optic nerve) that is the focus of light that allows us to see. They generally don't go away, and once u know what they are, may not be too bothersome. C eye doc annually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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