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How long do floaters in the eye last?

How long do floaters in the eye last?

Almost always: Normal floaters that are result of shadow of vitreous detached collagen fibers last a lifetime and are not important after a dilated exam rules out retinal tears. If the floaters are from uveitis or inflammation they can go away with treatment. Must see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot ...Read more


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Trauma to the eye 2 weeks ago- diagnosed with a microhyphema and commotio retinae. How long until blurriness goes away/floaters fade- can I workout?

Trauma to the eye 2 weeks ago- diagnosed with a microhyphema and commotio retinae. How long until blurriness goes away/floaters fade- can I workout?

Ophthalmologist: I'm sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist who is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for such an eye injury. ...Read more

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As long as I don't get hit in the eye I can prevent a retinal datchment am I correct? I feel fine I don't have any floaters just some blue spots rarely

As long as I don't get hit in the eye I can prevent a retinal datchment am I correct? I feel fine I don't have any floaters just some blue spots rarely

Not quite: Getting hit, sudden stops or turns can also place a weakened retina in jeopardy. It's not just one punch to the eye that will cause damage. ...Read more

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Excessive amount of floaters in the eye?

Excessive amount of floaters in the eye?

Depends: Most consider even one floater to be excessive. What is more important is the sequence. Did they suddenly appear? Are there concurrent light flashes? Is the vision changed at the same time? Are the floaters too numerous to count? If any of these have happened then an ophthalmologist should be consulted. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what floaters in the eye means?

Can someone explain to me what floaters in the eye means?

Floaters: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. Lastly, get an exam to make sure that there are no tears in the retina. ...Read more

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How to treat floaters in the eye?

How to treat floaters in the eye?

Usually don't: Various treatments for floaters have been tried including braking them apart with lasers and removing the fluid in the back of the eye where the floaters are. None have been tremendously successful and are generally not recommended unless the floater is extremely bothersome and has been there for some time. ...Read more

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How does MS cause floaters in the eye?

It doesn't: MS will not cause true floaters. Although people with MS can have floaters like anyone else. ...Read more

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Can MS cause floaters in the eye? If it can, how can it?

Can MS cause floaters in the eye? If it can, how can it?

No, it does not: Floaters within the eye are not caused by MS, but visual loss and scotomata can be due to this disorder. If you have visual difficulties, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for floaters in the eye?

Floaters are a Pain: While floaters may be a true aggravation, they are not something that your eye physician will get too concerned about, after checking for retinal tears. Floaters commonly occur in people with myopia -see well close up, but poorly for objects far away. When they first appear, they are more annoying, especially while reading, as they dance repeatedly back and forth in the same area of one's vision. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for floaters in the eye at 40?

What are the treatments for floaters in the eye at 40?

Floaters: Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal detachment. If there are only floaters, then wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. There is not much information and acceptance on using a yag laser to treat them, do internet search if you want more on yag. I do not recommend. ...Read more

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Can over wearing contact lenses cause floaters in the eye?

Can over wearing contact lenses cause floaters in the eye?

No: "floaters" refer to opaque areas of the vitreous in the back of the eye. ...Read more

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Can black floaters in the eye be related to blood pressure?

Can black floaters in the eye be related to blood pressure?

More than likely: Not related it blood pressure. Although high blood pressure may present witness a more serious entity. Floaters in the vision are from a change in the vitreous in the back of the eye. If new you need to have your eyes examined to assure there is nothing else going on with your eyes. ...Read more

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Can apple pectin or other natural herbs reduce eye floaters in the eye?

Can apple pectin or other natural herbs reduce eye floaters in the eye?

No: Some people's floaters become less noticeable after an encounter with apple pectin, natural herbs, cookies-and-cream ice cream, watching Spiderman 3, or baking a pan of brownies. Of course, it's just a coincidence, so one must always be wary of anyone claiming he has some great cure to make floaters go away. ...Read more

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What are the floaters that I see sometimes when I close my eyes (are they inside the eye)?

Floaters in eye: Floaters in one or both eyes are generally benign. However, they can be distressing and anxiety provoking. I would encourage you to see an opthamologist (eye specialist) who is the specialist best qualified to determine the origin of the floater, rule out glaucoma and other optic diseases, and start the best treatment for your particular problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the eye floaters that I see when I stare at stuff. Whenever I try to look at them they move away. What are they?

Vitreous changes: The back part of the eye is filled with a fluid called vitreous. This changes consistency with age and is the main cause of floaters. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm getting blind because the eye floaters or what ever they are?

What to do if I'm getting blind because the eye floaters or what ever they are?

Get it checked out: If you are having vision difficulties and/or floaters, you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I first noticed the eye floaters I went to my opmh and had my retina checked. She said retina is excell. But few days later I got many? Pls help

When I first noticed the eye floaters I went to my opmh and had my retina checked. She said retina is excell. But few days later I got many? Pls help

She is right!: Floaters by themselves R not an indicator or eye health, as they R a normal aging finding of what happens to the jelly matrix (vitreous humor) in the eyeball. However, if U see a sheet of floaters streaming down, and somewhat obscuring UR vision, that's another issue all together, and requires EMC care. A few floaters do not. Call UR eye doctor for peace of mind. When they settle, it'll be! [email protected] ...Read more

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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

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I have eye floaters in both eyes. The eye doc didn't see anythimg and wasn't worried. What could cause this? I have perfect vision too.

I'm 16 and I have eye floaters in both eyes. The eye doc didn't see anythimg and wasn't 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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I was punched straight in the eye so hard. A day after, I've been seeing white flashes of light in the outer right corner of my r eye but no floaters?

I was punched straight in the eye so hard. A day after, I've been seeing white flashes of light in the outer right corner of my r eye but no floaters?

Retinal traction?: This could be a sign that the retina has sustained some damage or has some traction on it from the vitreous gel. A dilated eye exam would be a really good idea as soon as possible to rule out a retinal tear. ...Read more

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If someone has floaters, flashes of light and intermittent cloudy vision like a film over the eye what can it mean. There is no curtain or dark veil.

If someone has floaters, flashes of light and intermittent cloudy vision like a film over the eye what can it mean. There is no curtain or dark veil.

Retinal.: Symptoms are concerning for a retinal problem although a cloudy film seems more consistent with a problem in the optical axis. Needs evaluation by an eye specialist. ...Read more

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Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?

Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?

Surgery?: Floaters are not generally treated with surgery unless associated with retinal detachment or surface wrinkling retinopathy. Laser has been used to break up annoying large floaters leaving annoying small floaters instead. As floaters are usually not harmful, and time usually results in dissipation and less annoyance, they are mostly left alone. Vitreous surgery can cause distortion and discomfort. ...Read more

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Is a sudden "floater" in the eye any concern?

Perhaps: Any sudden visual change warrants prompt investigation. See your eye doctor to make sure there is nothing going on that requires medical attention. ...Read more

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Recently had thorough eye health check from optician about a small, fixed, persistent fuzzy shape in right eye, they suggested floater, sound right?

Recently had thorough eye health check from optician about a small, fixed, persistent fuzzy shape in right eye, they suggested floater, sound right?

Could be: Be sure that the doctor did a dilated exam of the back of the eye. They would have put in drops and had you wait 15-30 minutes for the drops to have worked. ...Read more

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I see a new floater in the eye that I had a retinal detachment surgery. Should I be extremely worried?

I see a new floater in the eye that I had a retinal detachment surgery. Should I be extremely worried?

Get exam: A new floater should always be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to rule out a retinal tear, or detachment. ...Read more

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Should I go to emergency room or make appointment with my reguar g.P. First? Have a "floater" the size of a pea in my right eye. Am also seeing occasional flashes of light in that eye. The eye is also mildly aching and feels like it has pressure in it.

Should I go to emergency room or make appointment with my reguar g.P. First? Have a "floater" the size of a pea in my right eye. Am also seeing occasional flashes of light in that eye. The eye is also mildly aching and feels like it has pressure in it.

You: You need to see an ophthalmologist within 24-48 hours. The E.R. Might have an eye doctor on-call, but you may be better off going right to the source. Call a nearby eyedoc, and describe your symptoms. They should see you same day as an emergency! ...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