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Are my eye floaters stress-related?

Are my eye floaters stress-related?

Floaters: Eye floaters are not typically stress related. They are usually related to thickening of the jelly in the back of the eye which occurs with age, trauma, near-sightedness, inflammation. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Blurred vision in right eye and new floaters?

Blurred vision in right eye and new floaters?

See an eye doc ASAP: Any new onset floaters with decreased vision requires a dilated examination with an eye doctor immediately. Though it is often only floaters (a normal change that causes the gel in the back of the eye to develop small cracks), it must be differentiated from a retinal hole, tear or detachment - which all require immediate treatment. See an eye doctor right away. ...Read more

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Right eye new floaters and light flashes?

Right eye new floaters and light flashes?

Go to ER: If you've never had anything like this before, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately to see if you're having a retinal detachment, which can be fixed with surgery to prevent permanent visual loss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

Floaters: 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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Is vitreous detachment similar to retinal detachment?

Is vitreous detachment similar to retinal detachment?

Yes: The vitreous jelly that fills the eye and attaches to the back wall of the inside of the eye (the retina) will detach from the retina with age (posterior vitreous detachment). At that time or days/weeks later a retinal tear or detachment may or may not occur as well. The latter conditions require urgent treatment before blindness ensues. A vitreous detachment is not treated. ...Read more

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I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia? OD: -15D macular pucker OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia?
OD: -15D macular pucker
OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina
Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

See retina specialit: Do you mean macular degeneration? It appears that you need an eye doctor specialized on the retina and macular. Don't delay another second since your eyesight may depend on it. ...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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How does glaucoma cause eye floaters?

How does glaucoma cause eye floaters?

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 more

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Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Unlikely from LASIK: Floaters are caused by clumping or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. Most near sighted individuals and inidviduals over 50 see floaters at some point in their life. Any type of trauma can exacerbate floaters and if the lasik surgery was 'traumatic' the floaters in the jelly may be noticed or worsened. ...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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What causes eye floaters?

What causes eye floaters?

The Vitreous: The vitreous is composed of a clear liquid called hyaluronic acid and fibers called collagen. As we age the vitreous becomes less solid and the collagen fibers become more visible (synuresis). The spots you see are these collagen fiber clumps. They do not cause harm to the eye, they just get in the way. If they are very prominent and reduce visual function they can be removed with a vitrectomy. ...Read more

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Concerned about my mothers eye sight- cataracts & losing vision in eye during auras?

Concerned about my mothers eye sight- cataracts & losing vision in eye during auras?

See an eye doctor: Cataracts are clouding of the natural lens of the eye. They are a reversible cause of decreased vision and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist/cataract surgeon if they are interfering with vision. Auras describe a phenomenon of scintillating lights that begin on the side and move centrally. This is associated with migraines or just ocular migraines. See your dr. To rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Does blepharitis causes blurry vision?

Does blepharitis causes blurry vision?

Certainly can!: Typically blepharitis causes the eyes to have foreign body sensation, feel life there is sand or dirt in the eye, and there is a burning sensation. Sometimes also itchy. The tear film becomes unstable with fluctuating vision. In much more advanced cases there can be ulcerations of the cornea, loss of the limbal stem cells and loss of clarity of vision. ...Read more

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Large dark floater in right eye & today developed floater in left eye. Retinas ok but floaters are distorting vision. Would cognitive therapy help?

Large dark floater in right eye & today developed floater in left eye. Retinas ok but floaters are distorting vision. Would cognitive therapy help?

Maybe: Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite helpful in dealing with floaters. Unfortunately, tackling the floaters directly is not always possible or advisable, so it is very helpful to learn to deal with the floaters. ...Read more

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What makes eye floaters worse?

Eye floaters: Typically floaters are composed of protein pre-cipitates in the vitreous. These arise naturally with age, but can occur early due to certain conditions in which the vitreous is abnormal. Violent agitation of the vitreous is one way that floaters may arise and seem worse. Injection of medication in the eye for conditions like macular degeneration is also a cause. ...Read more

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Ghost vision and eye floters common cause?

Ghost vision and eye floters common cause?

Eye floaters: Are common and the vast majority of those are benign. Ghost vision - not familiar with this term. ...Read more

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Posterior vitreous detachments eye-p.v.d., what is this?

Posterior vitreous detachments eye-p.v.d., what is this?

Normal process: The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do). Starting in middle age, the vitreous changes to a dense fluid and detaches from its normal position. This sometimes causes floaters and light flashes, Usually it is benign, but it is universal and can be detected by an ophthalmologist as a P.V.D. ...Read more

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How to treat eye problems-visual burn in/specks of flashing lights, floaters?

How to treat eye problems-visual burn in/specks of flashing lights, floaters?

Safest bet: would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Flashing lights means there is active traction on the retina. This can lead to retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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Any connection to blepharitis and eye floaters?

Any connection to blepharitis and eye floaters?

Not exactly: If the blepharitis is causing pellets of meibomian oil to float in your tear film that could be perceived as floaters. Dr clancy is correct that there is no connection with vitreous floaters. ...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