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I saw some smog like stuff like my vision going hazy. Is that the vitreous?

I saw some smog like stuff like my vision going hazy. Is that the vitreous?

See an eye doctor: New flashes or floaters and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring part of the vision) require an urgent dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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My bf had a vitreous hemorrhage. What to do so he can regain his vision?

My bf had a vitreous hemorrhage. What to do so he can regain his vision?

VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE: It is difficult to tell you what you can do without knowing what if any treatment he received and whether there is retinal detachment etc i suggest he should see an opthalmologist who specialises in this condition, you can see any opthalmologist and get o proper referal if not done do it asap, before it is too late. ...Read more

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Vision impairment/vitreous issues. How bad or big are floaters that require surgery?

Vision impairment/vitreous issues. How bad or big are floaters that require surgery?

Depends : It all depends on how the floaters bother you and affect your activities of daily living. There is risk with any surgery, but if your symptoms are bad enough, consider vitrectomy (surgery) wait one year to see how the symptoms are before proceeding to surgery. ...Read more

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What does eye flashes due to Posterior Vitreous Detachment look like? Streaks of bright light or vision flickering on and off or is it something else?

What does eye flashes due to Posterior Vitreous Detachment look like? Streaks of bright light or vision flickering on and off or is it something else?

Vitrous : what use?: Vitreous is the gel that occupies the middle of the eye ball. Lightning flashes are generated by vitreous tugging on retina during eye movement. When a posterior vitreous detachment occurs, there may initially be residual areas where the vitreous remains attached to the retina, causing these light flashes. Patients have described these flashes as "a sparkle or twinkl ...Read more

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Hi, I am 23 male, Diagnosed with Vitreous Degeneration , suffering from floaters, Retina is Healthy with 6/6 vision. Is it common for my age?

Hi, I am 23 male, Diagnosed with Vitreous Degeneration , suffering from floaters, Retina is Healthy with 6/6 vision. Is it common for my age?

Depends: It is rare in 20's but it's more common around 50's. However, younger patient could have vitreous Degenration if they are myopic, history of trauma to the eye or to the head, or history of eye surgery. It could be genetic too. The vitreous ages with time and liquefies and becomes mobile. The changes can cause floater or flashes. If it's a new episode then the person needs eye exam. ...Read more

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Vitreous hemorrhage, no vision, some light & movement. Dr said no retinal damage, wait a week & then possible vitrectomy. Is this a normal plan?

Vitreous hemorrhage, no vision, some light & movement.  Dr said no retinal damage, wait a week & then possible vitrectomy. Is this a normal plan?

Vitreous hemorrhage : Without retinal detachment confirmed my b-scan ultrasonography, can be monitored and re-evaluated after a few days or weeks depending upon risk factors and the remainder of your exam. Sleep with the head i the bed inclined, refrain from lifting heavy objects and refrain from bending over. ...Read more

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Do a few vitreous floaters (but otherwise good vision and no other problems as evaluated by opth) predispose you to future eye problems?

Do a few vitreous floaters (but otherwise good vision and no other problems as evaluated by opth) predispose you to future eye problems?

Vitreous floaters: Are very common. They are due to degenerative changes in the vitreous gel which fills the back of the eye. In the large majority of cases, floaters develop without any other associated eye problems. You have already had your eyes checked to rule out any retinal tears, holes or detachment. Floaters are permanent but do not cause any predisposition to future eye problems. ...Read more

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Had posterior vitreous detachment in eye. Saw eye dr. Says I am ok how long does cloudy vision light flashes last? I will be checked again by dr.

Had posterior vitreous detachment in eye. Saw eye dr. Says I am ok how long does cloudy vision light flashes last?  I will be checked again by dr.

Typically a few wks.: The tendrils and floaters tend to be absorbed over a period of weeks, and usually no further annoying images. On a positive note, the occurrence of a vitreous detachment lessens chance of spontaneous retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How to avoid smog?

How to avoid smog?

Stay indoors or move: You cannot control the environment or air pollution. For chronic smog, you need to wear mask while outdoors. To avoid smog, you need to stay indoors all the time, which may not be very healthy long-term. Otherwise, to avoid smog, you need to move to an area where there is clean air and no smog or air pollution. For intermittent smog, wear mask outdoors or stay indoors until smog clears. ...Read more

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Should young babies and children wear masks when the smog is bad in the city?

Should young babies and children wear masks when the smog is bad in the city?

No: It is not practical to try to keep a mask properly fitted on a baby or young child. If a child is sensitive to bad air, keep his room (or the whole house, if possible) air clean by not having dusty items (fabric furniture, carpets, etc.). On bad air days, stay indoors and run the hepa filter. Invest in a car with a hepa filter, for when driving is needed. When traveling, bring a hepa filter along. ...Read more

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Is smog especially bad for people with COPD or emphysema?

Is smog especially bad for people with COPD or emphysema?

Definitely: Smog is air pollution. It increases risk of flare ups, likelihood of hospitalization, and causes increased use of medications. ...Read more

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Am I having asthma symptoms or just sick from smog in beijing?

Am I having asthma symptoms or just sick from smog in beijing?

Maybe both.: Asthma would certainly be made worse by the smog. Lung function testing would be helpful in determining if you have asthma. ...Read more

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Is smog generally the cause of trouble breathing in city environment?

Is smog generally the cause of trouble breathing in city environment?

It can: It certainly could as smog can irritate the pulmonary system but talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What is worse--smoking, breathing smog?

What is worse--smoking, breathing smog?

Smoking and health: Smoking has the worst reputation as health hazard more so as its a deliberate act of destruction.Lung cancer has been undeniably sourced to smoking and its the #1 cause of death in usa.Its attrributable to throat and laryngeal ca, breast ca, cervical ca, prostate ca, colon ca.Apart from cancer it is responsible for COPD or emphysema-a living death!second hand smoke causes harm to loved ones around. ...Read more

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Chest discomfort question. Related to smoking or smog?

Chest discomfort question. Related to smoking or smog?

Probably both: However, we want to be sure it's not something else -- anything from an impending heart attack to common (but never-trivial) heartburn to a subtle presentation of asthma. An office visit is in order. ...Read more

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How long must you be exposed to smog before issues arise? Driving with terribly stinky old truck in front of me. Hardly breathe.

How long must you be exposed to smog before issues arise? Driving with terribly stinky old truck in front of me. Hardly breathe.

It depends: it depends upon your sensitivity to fossil fuel. if you are highly sensitive, one breath may do and if you are less sensitive it may take a few to several minutes. do other odors like gasoline, perfumes, cleaning products, paint etc bother you? if a lot of odors bother you it is part of chemical sensitivity ...Read more

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Do you get a lot of sinus infections if you live in smog?

Do you get a lot of sinus infections if you live in smog?

Smog & sinusitis: There no studies that show a direct correlation between living in a high smog environment and frequent sinus infections. If you are getting frequent sinus infections, best to rule out allergies, avoid/ stop smoking, also stay hydrated, try a humidifier and make saline rinses your new best friend. ...Read more

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Does vitreous opacity come and go on its own?

Does vitreous opacity come and go on its own?

Depends: The vitreous is the clear gel in the center of the eye which holds tissue in place and is a good shock absorber. Due to trauma , bleeding and aging, some opacities may develop which disturb the vision. Some of these may drift out of view over time but a few persist for many years. In extreme cases, removal by surgical vitrectomy is possible. ...Read more