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Effects Of Rubbing The Eyes And Bumping Into Things On Floaters
Yes: If you rub hard enough or bump into something hard enough then it could be possible but gentile rubbing should not. ...Read more
Eyes dilated Tuesday (was seeing floaters/flashers; exam normal) and 2day noticed a red/yellow bump in the pink part of inner eye, any idea what is?
Alteration position: Rubbing the eyes may shift the position of pre-existing floaters a bit although they will reposition themselves in between. Unless the rubbing is so vigorous that you induce further floaters, this will not change the basic pattern you are experiencing. If you see many new floaters, or flashing lights or the vision changes, see your ophthalmologist without delay. ...Read more
I have been rubbing my eyes for months due to poorly fitted contact lenses. Could this have caused floaters?
Floaters: Possibly. 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. ...Read more
How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?
Opth says eye rubbing didn't cause floaters but some websites including healthtap say otherwise. Who to believe?
Vitreous debris: Most commonly floaters are caused by an infolding of the vitreous humor, aka a posterior vitreous detachment. Other causes can be infection and vitreous hemorrhage. New floaters (or flashing lights) always demands an urgent dilated retinal exam. A veil or curtain in your visual field is an ocular emergency and may be a retinal detachment. Floaters can be benign or very serious. See an eyemd. ...Read more
Floaters / pregnancy: There is no direct association between the development of floaters and being pregnant. The onset of new floaters in the early 30's is not unusual and has to do with changes that occur in the vitreous gel of the eye (clear fluid in the center). When proteins clump in the vitreous due to natural age related changes, small particles form. If large enough and in the right location, floaters appear. ...Read more
If eye rubbing can cause floaters then wouldn't very young people have them as well and wouldn't they be more prevalent in people with allergies?
Can shampoo in the eyes cause retinal damage or other serious harm? My floaters seemed worse, and my vision "bright, " after shampoo got in my eyes.
No: Getting shampoo in the eye can cause a to of irritation and burning. However it will not affect the inside of the eye. Also the brightness should not be affected. ...Read more
What can I do about eye floaters? My doc says my eyes are fine. It's so annoying and I'm still fairly young. Can eyelash tinting make it worse?
Usually not dangerous.
Eyelashes have no effect. ...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
Eye floaters: Typically floaters are composed of protein pre-cipitates in the vitreous. These arise naturally with age, but can occur early due to certain conditions in which the vitreous is abnormal. Violent agitation of the vitreous is one way that floaters may arise and seem worse. Injection of medication in the eye for conditions like macular degeneration is also a cause. ...Read more
See opthalmologist: Age and inflammation can commonly casuse the gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the eye to liquefy and detach leading to loose floaters. More than 50% of 80 year olds will have a vitreous detachment. 40 % of people with posterior vitreous detachments who also experience light flashes can have a 15% chance of developing a retinal tear. Therefore see an opthalomologist immediately. ...Read more
When I rub my eye is see a circle of light. Is this normal? I do have floaters and have been worried that I have seen some light flashes but not sur
Yes, but: Don't rub your eyes! Here, rubbing the eyes sends a pressure wave through your eye back to your retina which then mechanically stimulates the photoreceptors of the retina to send a signal of a light flash or circle of flashes back to the brain. So you seem to "see" the circle of light that is actually not there. Same pressure wave can also tear weak parts of retina or scratch surface of the eye. ...Read more
Not related: Worsening of eye floaters is not related to glasses. You should see an ophthalmologist to determine why you have worsening eye floaters. Most of the time, eye floaters are due to benign changes in the vitreous, the jelly in the center of your eye, but occasionally, floaters are due a serious eye problem. Only a thorough exam can determine this. ...Read more
What exactly are eye floaters? Can they cast off large shadows? Been having floaters and now it seems like there getting worse and casting shadows.
If new, need exam: Floaters in the eye have several causes. The most common cause is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist; these are degenerative fosters. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and an urgent eye exam is advisable; these are acute floaters. ...Read more
Floaters: 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. ...Read more
Headache worse with bending head forward an stiff mid back pain an sick to belly an balance trouble, floaters in left eye. What's the cause?
67yo with spot in vision. No flashing or h/a can see peripherally ok. Could this be just a floater. Keep rubbing eye no luck. No pain.
See Eye Dr. Soon:
If a spot always appears in the SAME place in the center of your visual field, rather than just floating by, you may have a problem with the Macula in that eye. This is a small area of your retina that allows you to see fine detail clearly. Such as reading fine print or threading a needle.
The main causes are: age related macular degeneration and macular hole or pucker. SEE http://bit. Ly/1tiadJy ...Read more
I was rubbing the inside corner of my eye bc it itched & heard a pop. Now the bump that was there is flat and my eye is watering! What ruptured?
Clear cyst: The conjunctival lining of the eye is a secretory tissue which makes tears all of the time. Occasionally one of these secretors, gets covered up and a clear cyst results. These usually are small an spontaneously rupture. It seems as if you have accelerated this rupture which in fact does not harm. ...Read more
My skin below my lower lashes is swollen/red/puffy, worse in mornings. Dry, flaky skin under eyes and eyelids. Bumps on eyelids?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however the puffiness under the eyes may be due to excessive intake of salt, try reducing your salt consumption. For dryness use an emollient like Vaseline.
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I got a reaction fromvmakeup I wore under my eye a couple days ago it got worse were it has a big bump were the eyelash starts and my eye is a red ali?
Reaction to makeup: Keep the area clean and dry. Try not to touch it so as not to irritate the area more. See you doctor to evaluate what the "big bump" is. ...Read more
My eye hurts in the outer left corner on the left eye when I rub it. It isn't swollen, red, etc. It doesn't have a bump. It looks normal.
Please see your eye doctor about this.
Hope all goes well. Please let me know. ...Read more
Hi could anxiety affect the eyes & cause bothersome things like floaters? If so, how could you prevent these from bothering the eyes?
Anxiety may cause mutiple visual, auditory, neurological and even dermatological effects.
Definitely floater, blurry vission, or dark spots are among them.
The best way to prevent or treat any effects is to treat anxiety itself. First of of all identify the triggers of anxiety, learn how to cope with rhem or eliminate them, and at the same time use farmacotherapy, preferable brand antidepressants ...Read more
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