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Is It Bad To Have Eye Floaters
Usually innocent : Vitreous floaters commonly develop as the eye ages, a process called vitreous syneresis. However, if floaters abruptly occur with/without light flashes, an examination is important to rule out any underlying problems with the retina. Floaters may also arise from intraocular hemorrhage orinflammation. Sometimes migraine auras are perceived as floaters, but are actually due to cerebral blood flow ch ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Floaters are caused by the gel in the back of the eye breaking into smaller pieces that become visible in bright lighting. New floaters or an increased number of floaters should be evaluated as they can also be mimicked by retinal tears or detachments. See an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't think so: I used to look at the procedure with skepticism but now have seen a few patients who really benefitted. It doesn't work for all types of floaters. It takes some time also. Overall, it appears to be safe in trained hands with very low incidence of complications. I have never seen the much feared complications, but they exist and should be discussed. Procedure works best for certain types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have really bad eye floaters constantly. Saw eye doctor and had MRI... All normal. What can this be?
Floaters are common: Floaters are usually caused by the jelly inside the eye (the vitreous) undergoing a normal change called syneresis. This creates liquid areas within the gel that house protein cellular debris. When you get in the right lighting situation, this debris casts a shadow onto the retina (the part of the eye that is like film in a camera). Floaters tend to occur earlier in people who are more nearsighted ...Read more
I have an eye fracture and since I have eye floaters and flashes of light and bad vision that i didn't have before and iam only 20 years old what todo?
Requires eye exam: You presumably had a serious injury resulting in your fractured eye socket. In all cases of peri ocular/ocular trauma, an urgent eye examination is necessary. Your flashes ; floaters could mean that the inner part of your eye has had some damage, eg., retinal tear/detachment , vitreous hemorrhage, traumatic cataract, inflammatory problems, etc. Please seek help by eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nightsweats, severe fatigue, muscle pains, cognitive issues and dark eye floaters. I also have really bad anxiety and a racing heart. Any ideas?
Night sweats: These symptoms and signs are potentially worrisome. Infection is possible; other diseases are possible. I recommend evaluation at an office. ...Read more
Sinusitis, chest pain, eye floaters, headache joint pain, bad circulation, constant flu. Work as laser technician, two colleagues have lymphoma. We have extraction but i still breathe in fumes. ?
A lot of symptoms!: You need a medical workup to try to sort out all of these issues. I would suggest you seek a doc who will take your issues seriously and pursue a workup consisting of a thorough history and physical exam, as well as laboratory and possibly some imaging studies. You have too many issues going on to venture any useful answers without the process that i mentioned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Debris in back of ey: Floaters are debris, usually from eye renewal or condensations of the vitreous gel which fills the back of the eye. If they are located in the axis of vision, they may be seen in certain circumstances as floating objects in space like flying insects. If they appear suddenly or there are many or you have light flashes associated, then see your ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Vitreous: The vitreous is composed of a clear liquid called hyaluronic acid and fibers called collagen. As we age the vitreous becomes less solid and the collagen fibers become more visible (synuresis). The spots you see are these collagen fiber clumps. They do not cause harm to the eye, they just get in the way. If they are very prominent and reduce visual function they can be removed with a vitrectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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