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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

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


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Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety .... Help?

Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety .... Help?

Possibly: Your description sounds like your anxiety is manifesting as multiple physical complaints. You should see a mental health professional to get your anxiety under control. If you symptoms worsen, you may need to see a regular doctor as well. ...Read more

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Eye floaters and neck pain. What could this be?

Eye floaters and neck pain. What could this be?

Possible migraine: The two symptoms are probably unrelated, but eye symptoms, like flashing lights, followed by a headache are often ocular migraine. Floaters in a 16 year old are unusual unless you are very near sighted. In any event, you should see an Ophthalmologist to rule out retinal tears or retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Sinusitis, chest pain, eye floaters, headache joint pain, bad circulation, constant flu. Work as laser technician, two colleagues have lymphoma. We have extraction but i still breathe in fumes. ?

Sinusitis, chest pain, eye floaters, headache joint pain, bad circulation, constant flu. Work as laser technician, two colleagues have lymphoma. We have extraction but i still breathe in fumes. ?

A lot of symptoms!: You need a medical workup to try to sort out all of these issues. I would suggest you seek a doc who will take your issues seriously and pursue a workup consisting of a thorough history and physical exam, as well as laboratory and possibly some imaging studies. You have too many issues going on to venture any useful answers without the process that i mentioned. ...Read more

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Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph.Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph.Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Migraines: IIH may be red herring and symptoms are more indicative of migraines. Try prophylactic treatment for migraines. Discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Eye pain, eye floater 24x7, doctors says retina is good/ok?Very little myopia? From last 4months started after/as a allergy from ENT medication?

Eye pain, eye floater 24x7, doctors says retina is good/ok?Very little myopia? From last 4months started after/as a allergy from ENT medication?

Unlikely.: There is no association between your ear symptoms and your floaters. Ocular pain is not a feature of floaters. The symptoms you are experiencing are unrelated to each other. ...Read more

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What are eye floaters?

What are eye floaters?

Debris in back of ey: Floaters are debris, usually from eye renewal or condensations of the vitreous gel which fills the back of the eye. If they are located in the axis of vision, they may be seen in certain circumstances as floating objects in space like flying insects. If they appear suddenly or there are many or you have light flashes associated, then see your ophthalmologist immediately. ...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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Why do eye floaters exist?

Floaters: The vitreous degenerates with normal aging. Floaters/ debris occurs as it turns from a formed, to a fluid state. You should ideally be examined by an ophthalmologist or a retinal specialist when you have new floaters. ...Read more

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Why do we get eye floaters?

Why do we get eye floaters?

Age related change: The vitreous (connective tissue of the eye) becomes more liquid in people who are nearsighted or during the process of aging - then eye floaters may develop. It can also be a sign of retinal detachment, which need immediate medical attention, . ...Read more

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Will my eye floaters go away?

Not likely: Eye floaters r little pieces of solidified fluid that the eye globe is filled with (vitreous fluid). When they form, they float around and you will only be aware of them when they float in front of that part of the retina (optic nerve) that is the focus of light that allows us to see. They generally don't go away, and once u know what they are, may not be too bothersome. C eye doc annually. ...Read more

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How do I ignore eye floaters?

How do I ignore eye floaters?

Floaters: Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal tear or detachment. If there is only floaters, then wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. Typically with time, they will devolve, settle out of the way, or your brain will learn to ignore them (not notice them). ...Read more

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What is done for eye floaters?

What is done for eye floaters?

Observation: Most floaters are benign and can be annoying but not dangerous. A few, especially of recent onset can be a clue to underlying retinal problems like detachment and bleeding. If your floaters are new, see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis. ...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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Is it bad to have eye floaters?

Is it bad to have eye floaters?

Usually innocent : Vitreous floaters commonly develop as the eye ages, a process called vitreous syneresis. However, if floaters abruptly occur with/without light flashes, an examination is important to rule out any underlying problems with the retina. Floaters may also arise from intraocular hemorrhage orinflammation. Sometimes migraine auras are perceived as floaters, but are actually due to cerebral blood flow ch ...Read more

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Could everyone have eye floaters?

Could everyone have eye floaters?

See below: To some extent, everyone has eye floaters. New or worse eye floaters, flashing lights, and/or loss of peripheral vision require an urgent dilated retinal exam however. ...Read more

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How do you live with eye floaters?

How do you live with eye floaters?

You just do, unless?: Floaters commonly and gradually develop over ones' life. They may be a nuisance, but adaptation to them is the norm. Unless a sudden occurrence of floaters with erratic light flashes &/or dark curtain blocking part of vision, then floaters are observed. If you do experience the above, then seek an eye md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

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