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Could this be a case of eye strain if more floaters all of a sudden?

Could this be a case of eye strain if more floaters all of a sudden?

No: Eye strain can cause visual blurring, discomfort and redness. Floaters are internal and not caused by eyestrain. If you have many all at once, and especially if accompanied by light flashes or changes in vision, you should see an ophthalmologist as quick as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floaters are transparent shapes that can sometimes seen floating in the visual field and are due to deposits in the fluid of the eye. They can be normal or ...Read more


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Could straining your eyes to focus cause vitreous floaters?

Could straining your eyes to focus cause vitreous floaters?

No: Floaters have many possible causes and new ones should prompt you to call an ophthalmologist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: 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 flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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Can extreme straining or vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and floaters?

Can extreme straining or vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and floaters?

Yes: 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". This also can tear blood vessel. 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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Developed eye floaters all of a sudden in both eyes/what doctor do I see?

Developed eye floaters all of a sudden in both eyes/what doctor do I see?

See a retina doctor: New-onset floaters, especially when accompanied by flashing lights and/or decreased vision, is considered an ophthalmic emergency. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination immediately -preferably a retina specialist. If this turns out to be a retinal detachment, you have a limited amount of time to have it repaired in order to prevent severe vision loss. ...Read more

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Why are there floaters in my eye? Could they be from years of martial arts?

Why are there floaters in my eye? Could they be from years of martial arts?

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

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Docs, could a cold cause 'eye floaters'?

Docs, could a cold cause 'eye floaters'?

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

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Could it be eye cancer if i'm getting more and more floaters?

Could it be eye cancer if i'm getting more and more floaters?

Retinal detachment: It is more likely due to retinal tears and detachment. See an ophthalmologist promptly before it does more damage. ...Read more

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I had pvd in my right eye but now my left eye has a bigger field of floaters. What’s happening?

See an eye doctor: You are likely developing a PVD in the other eye. I would recommend that you are seen by an eye doctor for a dilated examination, to make sure that there is not a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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What to do if i get headaches all the times but i don't know what the cause it. Could it be eye strain?

What to do if i get headaches all the times but i don't know what the cause it. Could it be eye strain?

Possibly: Causes of headaches include stress and migraine. Sometimes sinus pressure causes headaches. If you have an incorrect eyeglass or contact lens prescription, then it may cause eye strain, and possibly headache. Discuss the various headache causes with your primary care doctor, and make an appointment to see your eye doctor. ...Read more