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Can Rubbing The Eyes White Area Make Floaters Worse
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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