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How Common Is It For People To See Floaters And Flashing Lights In Their Eyes
Indeed, yes!: Flashes and floaters are very common, most often representing posterior vitreous separation and are usually not harmful. Much less frequently, a sea of floaters or light show of flashes can indicate a retinal tear or detachment. These should all be checked out by an eyemd! ...Read more
I know floaters cannot be completely cured. What are some dietary recommendations to significantly improve eye health and minimize floater symptoms?
Floaters arise as we: Age and are a natural consequence of liquefaction of the vitreous gel. They are harmless but annoying. They can occur in diabetes as hemorrhages or inflammation. Maintaining a healthy diet in general can reduce risk of getting diabetes, but there is no special food that dissolves the floaters. ...Read more
Recently had thorough eye health check from optician about a small, fixed, persistent fuzzy shape in right eye, they suggested floater, sound right?
67yo with spot in vision. No flashing or h/a can see peripherally ok. Could this be just a floater. Keep rubbing eye no luck. No pain.
See Eye Dr. soon: If a spot always appears in the SAME place in the center of your visual field, rather than just floating by, you may have a problem with the Macula in that eye. This is a small area of your retina that allows you to see fine detail clearly. Such as reading fine print or threading a needle. The main causes are: age related macular degeneration and macular hole or pucker. SEE http://bit.ly/1tiadJy ...Read more
When I rub my eye is see a circle of light. Is this normal? I do have floaters and have been worried that I have seen some light flashes but not sur
Yes, but: Don't rub your eyes! Here, rubbing the eyes sends a pressure wave through your eye back to your retina which then mechanically stimulates the photoreceptors of the retina to send a signal of a light flash or circle of flashes back to the brain. So you seem to "see" the circle of light that is actually not there. Same pressure wave can also tear weak parts of retina or scratch surface of the eye. ...Read more
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
Can anyone explain me how u see flashes of lights i only see eye floaters not flashes of light how it can be visible?Wat they look like?
Mostly older folks: Most flashes of light originating within the eye are due to the semi-fluid vitreous fluid jiggling the underlying retina. The retina has no nerves of pain, motion, pressure, etc. It can only register a light signal and will do so under this stimulus. It appears usually as a streak of light peripherally. Since this can also occur with retinal detachment, it is useful to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.
See an eye doc ASAP: It sounds like you had a vitreous detachment (pvd)which is very common after age 50 or earlier if the person is myopic or had h/o an eye trauma. 90% people of the time the person has no issue except floater and occasional flashes for 2-4 months. About 10% of the patients may develope retinal tear or detachment. Since you have a new symptoms with periph shadow you need to see an ophth asap. ...Read more
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