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I have eye floaters from age 12.At 16 eye flashes started.Now at 18 eye floaters are continuosly noticeable with flashes occur every 8-15 days.

Flashes Floaters ...: Please get a dilated retinal exam at your earliest convenience. You are experiencing signs that may evolve to a retinal detachment. Remember, when your eyes are dilated, everything is blurry. ...Read more

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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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If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am i going to see more as i age?

If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am i going to see more as i age?

May be: Vitreous is like a jelly inside the eye that changes with advancement of age. Typically the change happens after age of 50. If the person had surgery, trauma or myopia then the change could happen earlier. The vitreous changes may lead to more floaters. If the person suddenly experience many floaters with flashing light and change in vision then he/she needs to see an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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Is it common to have eye floaters at the age of 13/14?

Is it common to have eye floaters at the age of 13/14?

Not really: But that does not mean that it is a problem to have floaters at a young age. Most people develop floaters in their 40s and beyond as the gel that fills the back of the eye starts liquifying. This causes small pieces of gel to float in the liquified portions. Since children have a tighter gel, it is less likely to occur. If there are suddenly a large amount of floaters, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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If average age of eye floaters is 65 then is 37 considered unusually young?

No.: Floaters are common. At least 2 freshman in my med school class had them and they were 22. I noticed one when i was 32, although more common with age, they aren't exceptionally rare in young people. ...Read more

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Do all people have some form of eye floaters from birth but they can increase with age? Possible to have them for a while & not realize it?

Do all people have some form of eye floaters from birth but they can increase with age? Possible to have them for a while & not realize it?

floaters: Most floaters begin around age 50-60, as a result of a gradual liquifying of the vitreous body, a jello-like compartment in the back of the eye. They may be very annoying for years before they go away. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility eye floaters can be genetic, especially at early age onset?

Genetic: Influences play a role in the development of the axial length of your eye. This in turn can predispose one to vitreous detachment and subsequent vitreous floaters. The longer your axial length, the higher the frequency. ...Read more

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Seeing eye floaters after several months of high stress, emotionality, anger. Just a coincidence? Opth says part of normal aging process & not related

Coincidence: Floaters are caused by tissue debris in the fluid spaces in the eye in front of the retina. They are not caused by stress or emotions. Trust you ophthalmologist, he/she is correctly advising you. ...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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