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Blood Sugar Cause Eye Floaters
Possibly: Floaters are usually a natural condition that occurs as the gel that fills the back of the eye forms cracks over time. High blood sugar can lead to damage, abnormal blood vessel growth, and breaks in the small blood vessels in the back of the eye, which can in turn cause bleeding in the eye. You may experience this as floaters. An eye doctor can quickly determine the cause of your floaters. ...Read more
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. Says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes. Cause?
ALOPECIA TX: RESTART SYNTHROID (thyroxine) Alopecia or hair loss : You need Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Rogaine and Propecia may be helpful. ALSO MASON-PEARSON BOARS HEAD HAIR BRUSH. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more
No: Blood pressure can most definitely impact the health of the eye. Most commonly we see changes in the blood vessels in the back of the eye. These can lead to blockages or obstructions of blood flow that lead to visual loss. Floaters on the other hand are a harmless (though annoying) consequence of the natural aging process of the eye most of the time. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of diabetes. I have tingling digits, eye floaters, urge incontinence, shaking when not eating, yet I have normal blood sugar.
Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more
Can I still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?
Not really.: "preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Even a slight increase in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications..." according to the mayoclinic. Com. I agree. Floaters are unrelated totally. ...Read more
Have eye floaters, fatigue, low blood pressure, terry's nails and excesive thirst. What can be the problem? Thank you
Vitreous floater: You most probably have a vitreous floater. 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 your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read more
Had STD testing (blood draw) done for HIV which was "non reactive". I have eye floaters and lately white rings/ coated tongue. What is going on?
Vitreous detachment: Floaters are usually secondary to vitreous detachment from the retina. This is a normal aging process and it can start as early as teens in a highly nearsighted person to into the 60's. But when you first notice it u need to see an eye md to make sure there are no retinal tears. Your mouth lesions may be candida and from a lot of stress and not necessarily HIV related. See your primary md. ...Read more
Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! One may have much fluctuations in vision from high glucose and of coarse in very advanced stages both the high pressures and sugars can cause bleeding in the eye which would be floaters! but that is typically after many years of neglect! ...Read more
More than likely: Not related it blood pressure. Although high blood pressure may present witness a more serious entity. Floaters in the vision are from a change in the vitreous in the back of the eye. If new you need to have your eyes examined to assure there is nothing else going on with your eyes. ...Read more
For years I've ad floaters in my eyes but some times it feels I've got pressure in them and they hurt to touch plus I have blood in my nose every day?
See ophthalmologist: The vitreous humor is the gel like substance that makes up the posterior chamber of the eye which is behind the lens. As individuals age the gel consistency liquifies in the center. Small pieces of the gel vitreous can break off and float in the liquid center. You should see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible because of the discomfort in your eyes. You may be having a vitreous detachment. ...Read more
If I blow my nose often, then will it increase the risk of floaters or blood vessels appearing in my eye?
No and yes: Floatera usually change independent of activity. You can break blood vessels in your eyes by sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose too hard. ...Read more
Colored spots in vision that's worse when anxious increased floaters and pulsating vision when I cough? Have had EEG MRI CT blood work had eyes exam.
Visual disturbance: You are likely forcing the doctors to do a multimillion dollar work up for an anxiety disorder since you have no organic pathology on any tests. Please consider consulting a mental health specialist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety and Somatization disorder. Why are you on depakote? there is no condition listed to explain your meds. ...Read more
Vitreous detachment: 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
It does not cause it: Just like within the body there are many parts, although one organ, the eye is very similar with many parts as well. Where floaters occur in the eye is separate from the area where the effects of glaucoma occur, which is the optic nerve. Floaters are typically black spots that appear real like gnats in front of you. Vision loss from glaucoma is like dark patches in vision that don't go away. ...Read more
No: But the contrast of the monitor can bring out your pre-existing floaters and make them more obvious. If your floaters are truly new, however, you must get a dilated retinal exam. Looking at a laptop too long can cause worse dry eye since your blink rate during computer work is less. ...Read more
Can a lattice degeneration by itself (and not associated with any tear or hole) cause or worsen eye floaters?
Hi. Lattice degeneration is not due to the floaters. Rather, lattice occurs in areas where the retina and vitreous come together "more strongly" than other areas.
The retina in these areas can be thinner, sometimes with holes, tears, or even retinal detachment.
Increase in floaters or flashes means that the vitreous in your eye is changing; may be tugging on the retina.
See an ophthalmologist ...Read more
Are eye floaters generally a signal of a serious eye problem? Do they go away after some time? Do they cause harm? Recently seeing more than usual.
Eye floaters may be benign. If they do not go away, then you should consider an opthamological examination. Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision. They may be especially noticeable when you look at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.
Eye floaters can be annoying, but they generally don't interfere with your sight. ...Read more
Unlikely from LASIK: Floaters are caused by clumping or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. Most near sighted individuals and inidviduals over 50 see floaters at some point in their life. Any type of trauma can exacerbate floaters and if the lasik surgery was 'traumatic' the floaters in the jelly may be noticed or worsened. ...Read more
Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. New floaters should be examined under dilation. ...Read more
Have your eyes: Examined and make sure there is nothing significant going on. However, floaters are very common, they are little tissue remnants. They are annoying, but we just live with them. You get used to them over time. You urgently need to see an eye doctor if your vision is impaired by them, if you notice flashes of light in your peripheral vision or you have pain with your floaters. ...Read more
Eye floaters: The cause of the cold symptoms could also be associated with causing inflammation in your eyes. Most floaters are not a concern, but some require treatment. Its best to check in with an eye doctor for a dilated exam, especially if there is any decreased vision, pain, redness or flashing lights. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Vitreous separation ; traction on the retina causes retinal tears-causing vitreous floaters ; hazy vision. Untreated, these tears allow fluid to flow behind the retina amd it falls off the back of your eye-like wallpaper coming off a wall. This causes a veil in your side vision then painless central vision loss. Lifting or straining does not cause these problems. Hitting your head can. ...Read more
No: No, but the incident or cause of floaters is 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
Floaters: Any new floaters that do not disappear within a few hours should be seen by an eye doctor. Occasionally, when a floater develops, it tears a small blood vessel in the back of the eye, causing the blood floater. It often disappears within a few weeks. However, it could be a sign of a more serious retinal problem and should be examined immediately. ...Read more
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