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How Can You Minimize 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
Seeing eye floaters after several months of high stress, emotionality, anger. Just a coincidence? Opth says part of normal aging process & not related
Sudden increase in eye floaters over last two weeks. I am seeing eye doctor tomorrow. No other symptoms. Is this retinal tear or detachment?
I have a question I am 27 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes not sure if this could be related or what but I have been seeing eye floaters ?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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