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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


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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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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 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?

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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Are aura migraine headaches and seeing floaters life threatening and a problem with your brain or eyes?

Are aura migraine headaches and seeing floaters life threatening and a problem with your brain or eyes?

No: While some migraineurs may get a death wish, a headache never actually killed anybody. A headache (uncommonly) may herald a dangerous or life-threatening event, but not a PRIMARY headache like migraine. You need to educate yourself about migraines so that you can control them; otherwise they will control you. There are good books and also see e.g. http://www.americanmigrainefoundation.org. ...Read more

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Hi, what are the chances I have MS? I had a clean MRI of brain, with contrast. I have been having some tingly hands, floaters in eyes and dizziness.

Hi, what are the chances I have MS?  I had a clean MRI of brain, with contrast.  I have been having some tingly hands, floaters in eyes and dizziness.

Tests for MS: No single test helps diagnose of eliminate MS. A normal MRI however is a strong vote against MS as the cause. Floaters in the eyes and dizziness are not very strong signs of MS either. Tingling in the hands has many causes. For example, high blood sugar causes some of these symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome may cause symptoms in the hands. I doubt MS is the cause, but you should keep looking. ...Read more

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3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, - Brain MRI completely normal - MS?

3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, - Brain MRI completely normal - MS?

Tingly hands: The symptoms of tingly hands and hands falling asleep at night may mean you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Having these symptoms and a normal brain MRI probably means you do not have MS. The symptom of floaters is not common for MS. Tightness in the right knee does not normally suggest MS. Lightheadedness is caused by so many things, too many to list. ...Read more

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3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, Brain MRI completely normal - PPMS?

3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, Brain MRI completely normal - PPMS?

PPMS: No - these are not the symptoms of PPMS, but you could have some knee soreness, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Tell your providers about your symptoms, let them help you take care of them. ...Read more

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Can the hyperbaric chamber give you bleeds in your eyes and give you eye floaters?

Can the hyperbaric chamber give you bleeds in your eyes and give you eye floaters?

One possibility: If you did excessively aggressive valsalva maneuvers in order to clear your ears, it is possible that could lead to subconjunctival hemorrhages. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pressure in eyes, anxiety, tons of eye floaters, and other symptoms?

What to do if I have pressure in eyes, anxiety, tons of eye floaters, and other symptoms?

See eyeMD: See eyeMD to be sure your eye pressure, angles, and vitreous (gel inside eye) are normal. ...Read more

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Pressure in eyes, anxiety, tons of eye floaters, and other symptoms. What do you suggest?

Pressure in eyes, anxiety, tons of eye floaters, and other symptoms. What do you suggest?

Comprehensive med: Evaluation. You have a constellation of symptoms which may not all be associated. At this point i would see your family doctor for a general medical evaluation & this also warrants ophthalmology assessment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?

How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?

Not uncommon!: Floaters are opacities within the vitreous gel in the eye. Things that accelerate the degeneration of the gel beside age include trauma (including eye rubbing). ...Read more

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I got eye floaters 10 days ago,right after i had my eyes examed.Doc said i got them because i wear -0.75 glasses and that they may dissapear in 6mont?

Floaters R not from: glasses. Also, it can disappear even faster than 6 months, as soon as they settle to below your visual axis (vision area). Everyone gets or will get floaters during their lifetime. The best is when your brain starts cancelling them out, and forgetting that they're such a nuisance. ...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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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.

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

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Why does it seem like my eye floaters are getting less dark and less noticeable? I got them in both eyes since 2 months ago.

Why does it seem like my eye floaters are getting less dark and less noticeable? I got them in both eyes since 2 months ago.

Gravity is helping U: As the floaters start floating lower and out of your visual axis (vision), you will tend to notice them less and can tune them out easier. You're young, so they shouldn't be a problem. It's normal aging changes of the eyes. Should not be a problem, and if it is, see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Eye floaters for years eyes feel heavy on and of all day they hurt to touch some times during the day could this be eye tumours ?

Eye floaters for years eyes feel heavy on and of all day they hurt to touch some times during the day could this be eye tumours ?

Not likely: Floaters are a common issue. If there is a sudden change in the number of size of floaters, do consult an eye doctor. The symptoms are not suggestive of a tumor. ...Read more

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20 and have had sudden eye floaters and see wave ripples never had and not normal all of sudden. 2 opthalmologist said eyes were perfect so what else?

20 and have had sudden eye floaters and see wave ripples never had and not normal all of sudden. 2 opthalmologist said eyes were perfect so what else?

Floaters: New Floaters can be due to: vitreous changes, vitreous detachment, migraine (with or without headache), retinal hole, tear, retinal detachment, tumor, parasite. Have you had a headache? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are ...Read more