Doctor insights on:
Eye Floaters When Should You See Your Eye Doctor
I have really bad eye floaters constantly. Saw eye doctor and had MRI... All normal. What can this be?
Floaters are common: Floaters are usually caused by the jelly inside the eye (the vitreous) undergoing a normal change called syneresis. This creates liquid areas within the gel that house protein cellular debris. When you get in the right lighting situation, this debris casts a shadow onto the retina (the part of the eye that is like film in a camera). Floaters tend to occur earlier in people who are more nearsighted ...Read more
Sudden increase in eye floaters over last two weeks. I am seeing eye doctor tomorrow. No other symptoms. Is this retinal tear or detachment?
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my eye floaters until I can see a doctor?
Not really: Floaters are essentially membrane fragments and debris in the fluids in the back of the eye. Most are benign but they may be the first sign of a retinal detachment. If you have them and also light flashes or diminution of vision you need an ophthalmologist to see you right away. There are no retail items that are helpful for floaters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specialist: Most floaters are benign but a few can be a hallmark of retinal problems such as a detachment. This needs treatment quickly and if you have new onset floaters, especially when accompanied by light flashing or diminished vsion, then you should immediately get to an ophthalmologist. Your family doctor would refer you right away in any case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a cut below my eyebrows a few days ago. Went to doctor and got it glued back together. As it's healing I have been starting to see eye floaters.
See ophthalmologist: The cut seems to be doing fine, but the force of the blow to make the cut might have impacted the eye leading to disruption of the fluids in the back. There is a small risk of retinal detachment when new floaters develop. At your age this is not common but serious if it does happen. Check with an ophthalmologist very soon and get this looked at. ...Read more
Im 16 and I have eye floaters in both eyes. The eye doc didnt see anythimg and wasnt worried. What could cause this? I have perfect vision too.
Cells or Vitreous: Floaters are either comprised of cells or components of the gel like substance inside the eye called Vitreous Humor. What you are actually seeing is the shadows cast by the floaters on your retina. I am glad you have seen your eye doctor. Here is a good website that explains it further: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/benign-eye-floaters ...Read more
How common are eye floaters in a 22year old male?do every one have eye floaters? Does the doctor answering also have eye floater?
Sudden flashes of light & increase eye floaters. Saw 2 eye doctors who confirmed I had a normal retina with no tear or detachment. What can cause it?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What are those sunglasses the eye doctor gives you when your eyes are dilated?
- What does the doctor see when he shines a light in your eye?
- What does it mean when you have yellow in the white of your eye?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- I have a brown spot in my left eye will it go away or should i see the doctor
- Is it okay to get a headache when you get a popped blood vessel in your eye?
- What happens when you get your eye stabbed?
- Will looking at the computer too much make you see eye floaters
- Talk to a ophthalmologist online for free