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Is it common to have eye floaters at the age of 13/14?

Is it common to have eye floaters at the age of 13/14?

Not really: But that does not mean that it is a problem to have floaters at a young age. Most people develop floaters in their 40s and beyond as the gel that fills the back of the eye starts liquifying. This causes small pieces of gel to float in the liquified portions. Since children have a tighter gel, it is less likely to occur. If there are suddenly a large amount of floaters, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Floaters (Definition)

Floaters are transparent shapes that can sometimes seen floating in the visual field and are due to deposits in the fluid of the eye. They can be normal or ...Read more


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Is it common for teenagers to have eye floaters?

Is it common for teenagers to have eye floaters?

Unusual: Floaters that are benign mostly appear in older age groups related to changes in the character of the vitreous fluids in the back of the eye. In teenagers, floaters are quite uncommon and should be a cause, if new, for an evaluation by your ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How common are eye floaters for people in their thirties?

How common are eye floaters for people in their thirties?

Common: Floaters are common in all age groups. New floaters should have a medical evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

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 more

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If average age of eye floaters is 65 then is 37 considered unusually young?

If average age of eye floaters is 65 then is 37 considered unusually young?

No.: Floaters are common. At least 2 freshman in my med school class had them and they were 22. I noticed one when i was 32, although more common with age, they aren't exceptionally rare in young people. ...Read more

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If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am i going to see more as i age?

If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am i going to see more as i age?

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 more

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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.

Flashes Floaters ...: Please get a dilated retinal exam at your earliest convenience. You are experiencing signs that may evolve to a retinal detachment. Remember, when your eyes are dilated, everything is blurry. ...Read more

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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?

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?

floaters: Most floaters begin around age 50-60, as a result of a gradual liquifying of the vitreous body, a jello-like compartment in the back of the eye. They may be very annoying for years before they go away. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility eye floaters can be genetic, especially at early age onset?

Genetic: Influences play a role in the development of the axial length of your eye. This in turn can predispose one to vitreous detachment and subsequent vitreous floaters. The longer your axial length, the higher the frequency. ...Read more

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