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How Long Last Eye Floaters
Eye floaters? How long do they last? I know they come and go but I have had a few in my left eye mostly centered for awhile now... 24 years old.
Floaters: Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. Microscopic fibers within the vitreous tend to clump and can cast tiny shadows on your retina, which appear to you as floaters. If you notice a sudden increase in eye floaters, contact an eye specialist immediately — especially if you also see light flashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an eye doc: You should see a doctor who will dilate your eyes for examination of the retina. Sometimes, sudden floaters may accompany or precede the development of a tear in the retina. A retinal tear can rapidly progress to a retinal detachment. The lightning streak occurs with traction or pulling on the retina. See a retinal specialist. Avoid retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 eye floaters. One stays still while the other long one moves and changes shape constantly. Also mild pain. They both appeared suddenly.
Eye floaters: the fact that one moves and the other does not makes me think the non moving one is NOT a floater. You need an eye doctor to examine your eyes esp the retina in the back of the eye. Good luck. Stupid question but any chance you got a small spot of mascara on the cornea of your eye like when changing contact lenses? Have seen that before. Please see eye doctor. ...Read more
No: But the contrast of the monitor can bring out your pre-existing floaters and make them more obvious. If your floaters are truly new, however, you must get a dilated retinal exam. Looking at a laptop too long can cause worse dry eye since your blink rate during computer work is less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is having eye floaters since last 5 years and he is getting irritation with it. Is there any medical treatment apart from surgery?
Rarely: Eye floaters can be an early cue to some vision threatening conditions so the appearance of these should be cause for an eye examination by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). But most causes are benign so the presence does not inevitably lead to blindness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden increase in eye floaters over last two weeks. I am seeing eye doctor tomorrow. No other symptoms. Is this retinal tear or detachment?
Not likely: Eye floaters r little pieces of solidified fluid that the eye globe is filled with (vitreous fluid). When they form, they float around and you will only be aware of them when they float in front of that part of the retina (optic nerve) that is the focus of light that allows us to see. They generally don't go away, and once u know what they are, may not be too bothersome. C eye doc annually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, potentially.: When lots of floaters appear, they may be associated with a retinal tear. The tear can evolve into a detachment which is harmful to vision. The actual floaters are made of proteins and are generally not directly harmful. On occasion they interfere with vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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