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Does Magnesium Help Eye Floaters
Myopia resulted in floaters n flashes.What is good solution for it.Wearing glasses?My eye checkup doesn't show retinal tear or detachment.Pls help
Floaters/Flashes: Floaters and flashes are caused by changes in the vitreous gel of the eye. Flashes usually go away within a few weeks, but floaters tend to persist for much longer. Over time the floaters tend to be less bothersome, but this is a gradual process that's different for each individual. Unfortunately glasses will not help. If the floaters or flashes worsen you should get rechecked for a retinal tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinhole effect: When you squint, you narrow the opening in front of your eye to allow only direct rays of light into the eye which improves clarity. Ophthalmologists use this as a clinical test with a pinhole paddle to see if you need eyeglasses. This is not functionally useful as it cuts off the major amount of light but is a good test for a need for glasses. ...Read more
It does not cause it: Just like within the body there are many parts, although one organ, the eye is very similar with many parts as well. Where floaters occur in the eye is separate from the area where the effects of glaucoma occur, which is the optic nerve. Floaters are typically black spots that appear real like gnats in front of you. Vision loss from glaucoma is like dark patches in vision that don't go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve
Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more
Can homeopathy help to prevent retinal detachment or does it provide only symptomatic relief to flashes and floaters?
Neither!: I am a retinal specialist practicing for 15 years now and seeing only patients with retinal problems. I have never seen nor even heard about any evidence that there are homeopathic remedies for retinal detachment, flashes, or floaters. I strongly believe that any affects that occur may be random or due to placebo effect. This is not conspiracy against homeopathy. If it worked, we'd use it too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin A and vision: Either too little or too much vitamin a can result in decreased vision, particularly night vision. The best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin a is to eat a healthy, varied diet. Vitamin a is contained in eggs, meat, fortified milk, cheese, cream, liver and some fish. Its precursor beta carotene is in bright yellow and orange fruit and vegetables and dark leafy greens. ...Read more
Artificial tears: Redness is a sign of irritation. Dry eye is the most common cause, so try over-the-counter artificial tear drops first. If other things, such as allergies are an issue, than you may need to see the doctor. Try to avoid using 'red-out' drops such as visine on a regular basis. Sometimes, blepharitis is the cause, and eyelid scrubbing with dilute baby shampoo can help. ...Read more
Not really useful: Eye exercises have been suggested for decades to improve vision. The problem is they do not work. But the hope that they might is always in the minds of many and there are "therapists" who will take advantage of that hope to make money. Save your money and consider LASIK surgery as an option. ...Read more
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