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How many people have the translucent type of floaters?

How many people have the translucent type of floaters?

Translucent floaters: Large floaters that appear as a small circle or some other geometric shape usually represent the pulling away from the back of the eye of the posterior part of the vitreous gel and is called posterior vitreous detachment, not to be confused with retinal detachment. However if this occurs suddenly with or without flashing lights, you should be evaluated by your eye md. ...Read more

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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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How many people have the translucent/transparent type of floaters?

How many people have the translucent/transparent type of floaters?

Many: Floaters can be dots, webs, strings or blots. They can be black, gray or translucent. Any new floaters need to be checked out by an eye doctor. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/floaters.Html for more info. ...Read more

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W/ eye floaters is it possible to have only 1 eye floater?i see 1 black wisp thing.everyday for a month BUT not all day. typing this i dont see it.

W/ eye floaters is it possible to have only 1 eye floater?i see 1 black wisp thing.everyday for a month BUT not all day. typing this i dont see it.

NO uncommon: Floaters can come and go. This is usually proteinaceous material. It is in the jelly like material in the eye. It will go up and down. Have the eye doctor check you out to make sure you are ok. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have recently developed a lot of clear floaters, but they seem to change all the time, i feel like i never see the same one twice. Should i worry?

I have recently developed a lot of clear floaters, but they seem to change all the time, i feel like i never see the same one twice. Should i worry?

No, but...: New onset of floaters requires a visit to your ophthalmologist to make sure you are not developing a retinal tear. The floaters can absolutely look different. ...Read more

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What would cause clear swirling circles when looking at white walls or on a bright day or when light is shinning in windows? Not normal floaters.

Entoptics: You are seeing your white blood cells swirling around in that circumstance. This is normal and is a sign of excellent eye health. It has to do with the anatomy of the retina; a little too complex to explain in this short a space. ...Read more

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Is it possible to clear eye floaters?

Is it possible to clear eye floaters?

Yes: Typical they will clear or the symptoms will dissipate with time. If not you can consider surgery called a vitrectomy. Discuss this option with your eye specialist / retina surgeon. ...Read more

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I've been seeing a pin wheel type of floater since Tuesday, it comes and goes during the day. I've been blowing my nose a lot could that be a cause?

Floaters: Floaters can vary in appearance. If there are white flashing, see an eyeMD asap to be sure it is not due to a retinal hole or tear or detachment. If floaters are multicolored, then may be due to blowing nose a lot and due to change in oxygen to the retina/nerve. ...Read more

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I am seeing a small type like sheet billowing in the bottom of my eye - thought floaters were dark in color.?

I am seeing a small type like sheet billowing in the bottom of my eye - thought floaters were dark in color.?

Appointment : You need a dilated eye exam by an eye md to examine the retina. It's possible you have a retinal detachment , but other possibilities include a posterior vitreous detachment. The latter is more common and less of a visual problem. The former has to be treated. Floaters can vary from small discrete spots to veil- like. Retinal detachment often results in flashes and a rather gray or dark shadow ...Read more

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What are those clear, squiggly eye-floater things that sometimes get caught in your vision then move when you look around?

What are those clear, squiggly eye-floater things that sometimes get caught in your vision then move when you look around?

Vitreous Floaters: The back part of the eye is filled with clear jelly-like substance called vitreous. As it begins to liquefy over time, some of the fibers and debris become visible, particularly against a white background. New floaters and a change in your normal pattern of floaters can be a sign a of retinal damage or a pvd. You should get checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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