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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

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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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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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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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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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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How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?

Not uncommon!: Floaters are opacities within the vitreous gel in the eye. Things that accelerate the degeneration of the gel beside age include trauma (including eye rubbing). ...Read more

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How common are eye floaters in a 22year old male?do every one have eye floaters? Does the doctor answering also have eye floater?

How common are eye floaters in a 22year old male?do every one have eye floaters? Does the doctor answering also have eye floater?

Very common: Hello Eye floaters are very common issues and if the amount is low/not noticeable every day than it is nothing to be worried about. Almost everyone has some amount of floaters and yes I too have floaters. Noticed them for about 20 years in myself. ...Read more

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Seeing eye floaters after several months of high stress, emotionality, anger. Just a coincidence? Opth says part of normal aging process & not related

Coincidence: Floaters are caused by tissue debris in the fluid spaces in the eye in front of the retina. They are not caused by stress or emotions. Trust you ophthalmologist, he/she is correctly advising you. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

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 more

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What are eye floaters?

What are eye floaters?

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 more

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What causes eye floaters?

What causes eye floaters?

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 more

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Why do eye floaters exist?

Floaters: The vitreous degenerates with normal aging. Floaters/ debris occurs as it turns from a formed, to a fluid state. You should ideally be examined by an ophthalmologist or a retinal specialist when you have new floaters. ...Read more

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Why do we get eye floaters?

Why do we get eye floaters?

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 more

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Will my eye floaters go away?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are ...Read more