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Doctor insights on: How Can You Teach Your Brain And Eyes To Ignore Eye Floaters

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floaters are transparent shapes that can sometimes seen floating in the visual field and are due to deposits in the fluid of the eye. They can be normal or ...Read more


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History 35 F. Headache,lft eye floaters MRI findings:Multiple 20white matter lessons in the supratentorial brain, likely demyelinatingdisease. Worried?

History 35 F. Headache,lft eye floaters
MRI findings:Multiple 20white matter lessons in the supratentorial brain, likely demyelinatingdisease. Worried?

MS?: 35 YO female - demyelinating disease of brain? Certainly Multiple Sclerosis is the #1 concern. MS is a clinical diagnosis so would need some more history to corroborate that. Headache and floaters are not common presenting signs of MS. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of brain tumour: head/nose ache, clumsiness, forgetfulness, spasms in stomach, and eye floaters. Could you give me some advice ?

I have some symptoms of brain tumour: head/nose ache, clumsiness, forgetfulness, spasms in stomach, and eye floaters. Could you give me some advice ?

Evaluation: Please see your physician for an evaluation. The symptoms you describe could be related to many things. Seeing your doctor would put your mind at ease, and if there is something wrong you will well on your way to having it addressed. ...Read more

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Does everyone have eye floaters only some can see them and some others brains just ignore them?

Common presence: Floaters are common, especially in older folks. They must be distinguished from visual phenomena due to normal circulation which are not floaters. Most get tolerant of floaters and learn to ignore them although in the right light they can be re-visualized. ...Read more

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Developed eye floaters all of a sudden in both eyes/what doctor do I see?

Developed eye floaters all of a sudden in both eyes/what doctor do I see?

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 more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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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

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more