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I have lots of floaters in vision after having had a petechial hemmorhage.Is it possible for floaters to go away, or am I stuck with floaters forever?

I have lots of floaters in vision after having had a petechial hemmorhage.Is it possible for floaters to go away, or am I stuck with floaters forever?

It's possible: The vitreous humor is ideally a clear gel like material that allows light to pass perfectly through to the retina. Floaters are essentially debris inside the vitreous. Sometimes they settle down and go out of your visual axis so you don't notice them - other times they continue to be an annoyance. You should be examined by an ophthalmologist to make sure you don't have a retinal detachment. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Sometimes I get floaters in the morning. Not a lot of them, but very thin/small floaters. No vision loss. Sign of going blind?

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Sometimes I get floaters in the morning. Not a lot of them, but very thin/small floaters. No vision loss. Sign of going blind?

Floaters: Most floaters are caused by small flecks of protein called Collagen. Some causes can be injury to eye, high sugar in blood, aura of migraine headaches, but in your age & with no other symptoms or worsening of vision, you most likely have none of the above. If symptoms develop, consult eye doctor. ...Read more

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I am two weeks post cataract surgery. Vision good. Today had lengthy episode of floaters including cloudy floaters and vision not as precise. Normal?

I am two weeks post cataract surgery. Vision good. Today had lengthy episode of floaters including cloudy floaters and vision not as precise. Normal?

Floaters after CS: Floaters after a non-complicated CS procedure can occur. Check with your eyeMD to be sure no vitreous was lost during procedure. If flashing or a significant numbers of floaters or a curtain coming down over your vision occurs, call your eyeMD ASAP to be sure there is no new retinal hole or detachment. ...Read more

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Do floaters (in vision) pose a a health risk or sight-loss risk? My family has a history of macular degeneration, I am 20, and especially in bright conditions i notice frequent floaters in my field of vision

Do floaters (in vision) pose a a health risk or sight-loss risk? My family has a history of macular degeneration, I am 20, and especially in bright conditions i notice frequent floaters in my field of vision

Floaters : Floaters are a common occurrence and generally do not pose much risk. However, anyone who develops new onset of floaters or if the floaters worsen, must have a full dilated exam by an ophthalmologist. Given your age, the likelihood of retinal pathology is low, but if you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have floaters in vision, In bright light they are more prominent and blurry. When younger big polyps removed? left nostril generally blocked

Unrelated: Floaters unrelated to nasal symptoms. See eye doc for eyes. See ENT doc to determine cause of obstructed nasal passage. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for drastic increase in floaters & hazy vision?

What kind of doctor should I see for drastic increase in floaters & hazy vision?

Eye doctor: Any new-onset or increased amount of floaters should be evaluated by an eye doctor immediately. Optometrists, general ophthalmologists and retina specialists can all dilate your eyes and look for evidence of retinal holes, tears or detachments, but a retinal specialist is the most qualified to treat it. See an eye doctor today! ...Read more

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I get lots of floaters in vision when i eat foods with wheat or msg in them.Even a small amount like in flavoured chips.Allergy or seizure trigger?

Doubtful: I question that these are related at all. But if you have a lot of floaters , be sure to see an eye doctor especially if you are very near-sighted. ...Read more

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Floaters in vision, used to have polyps, left nostril generally blocked. My left testicle is small and maybe torsion few years ago twists freely? 22yr

All unrelated: These are independent issues with no common connection. Floaters need to be seen by an ophthalmologist especially if they are new and accompanied by light flashing. Sounds like the testicle was dealt with a while ago. You "used" to have polyps-- were they removed? Or did they spontaneously disappear? Otherwise see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Floaters, blurred vision, headaches and tenderness in temple around left eye - blind in right eye from birth. Eye tests ok - any ideas as to causes?

Floaters, blurred vision, headaches and tenderness in temple around left eye - blind in right eye from birth. Eye tests ok - any ideas as to causes?

Check sed rate: You are a bit young for this but I'd check an ESR ( sedimentation rate). If elevated consider temporal arteritis. Typically the temporal artery is nodular and tender. The diagnosis is confirmed with a biopsy of a small slice of the artery. One can see scalp tenderness with migraine but it does not typically present in the 5 the decade. See a doctor right away if you think it may be TA ...Read more

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Ms signs? Anxiety, paranoia, numbness in face, floaters, blurry vision, pain in legs, sex problems, frequent utis. Dr said i had low vitamin d last yr

Ms signs? Anxiety, paranoia, numbness in face, floaters, blurry vision, pain in legs, sex problems, frequent utis. Dr said i had low vitamin d last yr

Need eye exam.: Ms can cause painful vision loss. But so can other conditions. If you're on topomax, it can cause vision changes and elevated eye pressure. Floaters are not related to either ms or topomax. Please see an ophthalmologist for your visual complaints. ...Read more

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Are seeing floaters in your vision bad?

Can be!: You need to see an ophthalmologist to see if any cause of this. ...Read more

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What can be causing me to constantly see a bunch of floaters in my vision?

Floaters: Floaters are always there, we just are usually concentrating on other things and don't notice them. For me, it's usually when i'm lying in bed looking at the ceiling... There's nothing else to see, so i really notice the floaters. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing floaters with my vision that started appearing for a week. Is this a serious problem?

Floaters: While most floaters are benign, some are related to a retinal tear or detachment. These are eye problems that require prompt treatment to prevent vision loss. Call you local ophthalmologist for an appointment... ...Read more

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I am 17 and sometimes i get a bit of floaters in my vision, should i be worried, they disappear after a while though?

I am 17 and sometimes i get a bit of floaters in my vision, should i be worried, they disappear after a while though?

Floaters: It is common to get floaters in the eye, especially as one ages. If it persists and does not disappear, see your eye MD referred by your pedi MD for an eye check. ...Read more

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Why do I have a massive amount of floaters around my vision ever since I was born and they haven't disappeared not even for one day. Is this weird ?

Seen ophthalmologist: What has an ophthalmologist said? If you've had this condition since birth and it hasn't really impeded your vision then, clinically it should remain stable. Origin though would only be something an ophthalmologist can tell you about as to whether they represents physical particulate matter inside the globe itself or something else. ...Read more

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What do you call these white floaters in your vision?

What do you call these white floaters in your vision?

Floaters.: Floaters are small vitreous opacities that arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age. This may occur due to aging, trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes with age. These are floaters. ...Read more

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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