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How can you minimize seeing eye floaters?

How can you minimize seeing eye floaters?

Floaters: Floaters are most easily seen on a clear day against a clear background. They are less visible in dim light or on a cloudy day. Sunglasses may help. There is no medicine or eye drop to get rid of floaters, and surgery is not recommended. Most floaters will improve with time. ...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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What does it mean if i'm seeing eye floaters?

What does it mean if i'm seeing eye floaters?

Floaters: Are very common in adults. They are typically caused by aging changes of the vitreous jelly that fills the back of our eyes. When this degeneration occurs, small pockets of liquid develop and the jelly pulls away from the retina (the lining of the back of the eye). A small piece of tissue gets pulled away (the floater). If this has developed recently, see your eye doctor to rule out problems. ...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

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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Are eye floaters a brain tumor symptom? I have been seeing eye floaters for a couple of months foggy vision.eye exam said i am farsighted brain tumor?

Are eye floaters a brain tumor symptom? I have been seeing eye floaters for a couple of months foggy vision.eye exam said i am farsighted brain tumor?

Unlikely: Brain tumors do not cause floaters. We all have some floaters. If new floaters appear, see your doctor for examination of the retina. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am seeing spots and eye floaters! should I be worried?

I am seeing spots and eye floaters! should I be worried?

Probably not: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

Vitreous Floaters: The back part of the eye is filled with clear jelly-like substance called vitreous. As it begins to liquefy over time, some of the fibers and debris become visible, particularly against a white background. New floaters and a change in your normal pattern of floaters can be a sign a of retinal damage or a pvd. You should get checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I only see eye floaters when im outside ?

I only see eye floaters when im outside ?

Bright light: Floaters don't come and go. Sometimes the ambient light is brighter and enables you to perceive them. An eye evaluation is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

Yes, sometimes: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read more

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I see a good bit of eye floaters when i look in the sky, what to do?

I see a good bit of eye floaters when i look in the sky, what to do?

Schedule an eye exam: Floaters can represent various conditions from benign to serious. The most important thing is to schedule an eye exam to rule out a tear in the retina. ...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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I see some white circles lyk 3 of them in the sky or something bright but they are not eye floaters theyre something else, why?

I see some white circles lyk 3 of them in the sky or something bright but they are not eye floaters theyre something else, why?

Scotomata: Please seek medical attention from an opthalmologist immediately.. May be retinal/opthalmic migraines, vitreous separation or retinal detachment tear, HTN, rarely toxic exposure, MS or tumors. ...Read more

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I have eye floaters. They are like tiny bugs and spider nets and move up and down,left and right. I can also see them with my eyes closed.is it normal?

I have eye floaters. They are like tiny bugs and spider nets and move up and down,left and right. I can also see them with my eyes closed.is it normal?

Maybe: Floaters are common and usually of no concern. However you should have a dilated retinal exam to be sure. Occasionally floaters are sign of retinal disease, retinal tears or retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Are eye floaters generally a signal of a serious eye problem? Do they go away after some time? Do they cause harm? Recently seeing more than usual.

Are eye floaters generally a signal of a serious eye problem? Do they go away after some time? Do they cause harm? Recently seeing more than usual.

Possibly: Eye floaters may be benign. If they do not go away, then you should consider an opthamological examination.Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision. They may be especially noticeable when you look at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky. Eye floaters can be annoying, but they generally don't interfere with your sight. ...Read more

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Why do I see spots and eye floaters?

Why do I see spots and eye floaters?

Due to vitreous cell: We can see the cells that are floating in our vitreous, occasionally in a bright day. But if anyone develops vitreous detachment, the floaters are more commonly seen and they are more in number. Also people with disease of posterior part of their eyes may have more floaters. Like patients with diabetes, who has had bleeding in their eyes. ...Read more

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Eye floaters what does it mean when i see light flashes?

Eye floaters what does it mean when i see light flashes?

Retina needs exam: Floaters are usually a very benign finding and a normal aging change as the vitreous jelly in the eye pulls away from the retina. Floaters are potentially more worrisome as it often indicates the vitreous jelly is pulling on the retina and may be a sign of a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You need to schedule an eye exam to include dilation of your pupils to examine the entire retina. ...Read more

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I have eye floaters, will it affect my ability to see iphone?

Shouldn't: Any floater (s) large enough to obstruct the viewing of your iPhone should be seen by an ophthalmologist. Most floaters are small and will not affect this ability. ...Read more

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Will looking at the computer too much make you see eye floaters?

Yes: If u are seeing floaters take superoxide dismutase 12000 units twice daily for 1 week if it persists see ur doc. ...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