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Can having high blood sugar cause eye floaters?

Can having high 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

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

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


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Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes.. Cause?

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

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Is there a correlation between eye floaters and blood pressure?

Is there a correlation between eye floaters and blood pressure?

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

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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.

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

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Can i still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?

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

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Have eye floaters, fatigue, low blood pressure, terry's nails and excesive thirst. What can be the problem? Thank you

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

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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?

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

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What is the effect of high blood sugar level on eye refraction index ?

What is the effect of high blood sugar level on eye refraction index ?

It can change: Hyperglycemia can change the eye fraction index in all directions. Case studies showing no change, myopic shifts and hyperopic shifts have been reported in the literature in patients with hyperglycemia. ...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

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

Dr. Alan Kelly
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Blood Sugar High (Definition)

If blood sugar levels remain too high the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of the long-term health problems including heart disease, eye, kidney, and nerve damage. The most common cause of hyperglycemia is diabetes. When diabetes is the cause, physicians typically recommend an ...Read more


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Benign Eye Floaters (Definition)

Eye floaters is a symptom caused by deposits in the transparent fluid inside the eyeball. The deposits casts shadows on the retina and produced the illusion of things ...Read more