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If someone has floaters, flashes of light and intermittent cloudy vision like a film over the eye what can it mean. There is no curtain or dark veil.

If someone has floaters, flashes of light and intermittent cloudy vision like a film over the eye what can it mean. There is no curtain or dark veil.

Retinal.: Symptoms are concerning for a retinal problem although a cloudy film seems more consistent with a problem in the optical axis. Needs evaluation by an eye specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Are eye floaters a brain tumor symptom? I have been seeing eye floaters for a couple of months foggy vision.eye exam said I am farsighted brain tumor?

Are eye floaters a brain tumor symptom? I have been seeing eye floaters for a couple of months foggy vision.eye exam said I am farsighted brain tumor?

Unlikely: Brain tumors do not cause floaters. We all have some floaters. If new floaters appear, see your doctor for examination of the retina.
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Do eye floaters float everywher or do they stay in one spot in your vision?

Do eye floaters float everywher or do they stay in one spot in your vision?

Should move. : This is from a posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied & is pulling away from the retina which lines the back of your eye. This is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina & tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment & blindness. Go to your doctor immediately if you start to. ...Read more

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For a while I've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

For a while I've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

See an eye doc ASAP: It sounds like you had a vitreous detachment (pvd)which is very common after age 50 or earlier if the person is myopic or had h/o an eye trauma. 90% people of the time the person has no issue except floater and occasional flashes for 2-4 months. About 10% of the patients may develope retinal tear or detachment. Since you have a new symptom with periph shadow you need to see an ophth
asap. ...Read more

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Eye floaters, vision slightly worsening, over 1-2 years?

Eye floaters, vision slightly worsening, over 1-2 years?

Probably nothing: Sounds like typical floaters due to the normal liquifying of the vitreous gel. But go to ophthalmologist to rule out rarer stuff. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I have eye floaters in both eyes. The eye doc didn't see anythimg and wasn't worried. What could cause this? I have perfect vision too.

I'm 16 and I have eye floaters in both eyes. The eye doc didn't see anythimg and wasn't worried. What could cause this? I have perfect vision too.

Cells or Vitreous: Floaters are either comprised of cells or components of the gel like substance inside the eye called Vitreous Humor. What you are actually seeing is the shadows cast by the floaters on your retina. I am glad you have seen your eye doctor. Here is a good website that explains it further:
http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/benign-eye-floaters ...Read more

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I have seen something moving infront of my eye vision since 14yrs old, and i just new that is eye floaters, so is it safe? Must we go for surgery?

I have seen something moving infront of my eye vision since 14yrs old, and i just new that is eye floaters, so is it safe? Must we go for surgery?

Floaters:not too bad: Although they are a nuisance and bad in that way, floaters are little more than an annoyance for most people. They result from natural changes that occur in the vitreous gel of the eye. Most important is that new floaters or flashes deserve to be looked at by an eye specialist as well. ...Read more

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I have an eye appointment for next week. Do I need something sooner? Experienced "seeing stars" after gently wiping water off eyes. No PVD. Have eye floaters. Lasted several seconds. Both eyes, entire field of vision.

I have an eye appointment for next week.  Do I need something sooner?

Experienced "seeing stars" after gently wiping water off eyes.
No PVD.  Have eye floaters.  Lasted several seconds.  Both eyes, entire field of vision.

Likely migraine: While your symptoms are similar to those of retinal detachment which could be a big deal, the fundamental symptoms for you are bilateral (both eyes). Retinal detachment is extraordinarily rare in both eyes and quite uncommon at your age. Visual migraines are mostly both eyes, with symptoms typical of those you describe. If these persist, see your ophthalmologist to confirm this. ...Read more

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Is it correct if ur eye vision is perfect its impossible that u got retina tear or deactcment? But u have eye floaters.

Is it correct if ur eye vision is perfect its impossible that u got retina tear or deactcment? But u have eye floaters.

Maybe: You can have a retinal tear or even a retinal detachment and still have "perfect vision" if your macula is not detached. Part of your peripheral vision may be affected, like a curtain obscuring part of your vision, is a common sign. If you have a lot of floaters, a large floater, flashes of light or loss of vision, than you should be seen by an ophthalmologist and have a dilated retinal exam. ...Read more

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I been sick for almost three and a half years with weird headaches, a shaky vision, eye floaters. What can I do about this?

I been sick for almost three and a half years with weird headaches, a shaky vision, eye floaters. What can I do about this?

Medications: Although migraine can cause bad headaches and visual issues, true visual floaters would not be related. See an eye specialist, or neurologist, and get this all clarified, as preventative meds may help. ...Read more

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Ad eye floaters for years but on and of I get pressure in them and hurt to touch could this be eye tumours blurred vision up close reading glass it'ok?

Ad eye floaters for years but on and of I get pressure in them and hurt to touch could this be eye tumours blurred vision up close reading glass it'ok?

Different symptoms : Floaters don't have "pressure-like" feelings. It sounds like you're experiencing pain when pushing on your eyes. Well don't do it then. Blurred vision could be a need for new glasses. You're old enough for reading glasses, which are fine. Because your symptoms are varied, an exam would be very helpful to sort them out. An eye tumor would be a very unlikely concern, but again an exam will help. ...Read more

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I have an eye fracture and since I have eye floaters and flashes of light and bad vision that I didn't have before and iam only 20 years old what todo?

I have an eye fracture and since I have eye floaters and flashes of light and bad vision that I didn't have before and iam only 20 years old what todo?

Requires eye exam: You presumably had a serious injury resulting in your fractured eye socket. In all cases of peri ocular/ocular trauma, an urgent eye examination is necessary. Your flashes ; floaters could mean that the inner part of your eye has had some damage, eg., retinal tear/detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, traumatic cataract, inflammatory problems, etc. Please seek help by eye md. ...Read more

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Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Talk to your doctor : You may want to see a neuro -ophthalmologist. Your symptoms are very concerning. It's possible to have normal exam and negative MRI and still have something wrong. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind. You may find a specialist in New Orleans to evaluate you and hopefully ease your mind. ...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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Is it possible for one to get eye floaters from pain?

Is it possible for one to get eye floaters from pain?

1/: No. Floaters do not cause pain. However, you should see your ophthalmologist for this, as it is a signal that you may have a tear in your retinal, which may require treatment with a laser. ...Read more

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Can sleeping face down routinely and favoring one side cause eye floaters?

Can sleeping face down routinely and favoring one side cause eye floaters?

No: Not a cause for floaters. Get seen if you have any sudden increase in floaters. ...Read more

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Can physical over exertion via exercise or losing one's temper cause eye floaters?

Can physical over exertion via exercise or losing one's temper cause eye floaters?

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

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I have 2 eye floaters. One stays still while the other long one moves and changes shape constantly. Also, mild pain. They both appeared suddenly.

I have 2 eye floaters. One stays still while the other long one moves and changes shape constantly. Also, mild pain. They both appeared suddenly.

Eye floaters: The fact that one moves and the other does not makes me think the non moving one is NOT a floater. You need an eye doctor to examine your eyes esp the retina in the back of the eye. Good luck. Stupid question but any chance you got a small spot of mascara on the cornea of your eye like when changing contact lenses? Have seen that before. Please see eye doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning with loads of eye floaters I had my eyes tested everything was normal. What else could it be? It's been 4 weeks now.

I woke up one morning with loads of eye floaters I had my eyes tested everything was normal. What else could it be? It's been 4 weeks now.

Floaters: This may represent a condition known as vitreous floaters. This is due to condensation and liquefication of 'jelly' (vitreous) in the back of the eye. However, new or an increase in the amount of floaters should be evaluated by an eye care professional. ...Read more

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Hi I am 23, Have eye floaters for past one year, checked to retinal specialist no problem found, Can hyaluronic acid, bilberry remove my floaters?

Hi I am 23, Have eye floaters for past one year, checked to retinal specialist no problem found, Can hyaluronic acid, bilberry remove my floaters?

No effect: Hyaluronic acid and bilberry ingestion have no proven positive effects on the eye or vision. They certainly will have no effect on your floaters. You have done the right thing by having them look at by a retinal specialist. You will learn to mostly ignore them over time. ...Read more

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Can topical retin a (tretinoin) cream applied to one's face cause eye floaters?

Can topical retin a (tretinoin) cream applied to one's face cause eye floaters?

NO...: Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye's vitreous humour (the liquid part), which is normally transparent. The use of Retin-A was just a coincidence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about eye floaters?

Can you tell me more about eye floaters?

PVD: Pvd: posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied, pulls away from the retina which lines the back of your eye. This is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina ; tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment ; blindness. Go to your doctor immediately if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of eye floaters?

How can I best take care of eye floaters?

Time: Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time. Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Vitrectomy surgery markedly increases the risk of cataract formation and the small but real risk of retinal tear and detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to reduce my eye floaters?

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Does anyone know how to reduce my eye floaters?

No quick cure: There is no quick cure for floaters. It is very important with the new onset of floaters or if you suddenly experience flashes of light, you must contact a doctor immediately. See you doctor if you have decreaed vision with floaters. Over time your brain will slowly learn to filter out the appearence of floaters. You may always notice floaters in certain lighting conditions. ...Read more

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If I ignore eye floaters, will they go away on their own?

No: Floaters may wax and wane but never go away entirely.

New floaters should prompt you to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Help me with advice for my eye floaters and how to recover?

Help me with advice for my eye floaters and how to recover?

Depends: First question is have you had a dilated exam to make sure that the floaters are not accompanied by other findings such as retinal tears? As a retina specialist, i rarely recommend surgery for floaters. Usually they are not severe enough to require any treatment. Another option is yag vitreolysis. This doesn't always work either. That leaves you with adapting to the floaters. ...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 a md eye doctor. ...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


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

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