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Is It Common For Teenagers To Have Eye Floaters
I have eye floaters in both eyes, have noticed them from being a teenager now in my early 30's, they seem more pronounced should I get them checked?
Not Unusual: The odds of it being serious are not high, but a good ophthalmologic exam is advisable to confirm. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: But that does not mean that it is a problem to have floaters at a young age. Most people develop floaters in their 40s and beyond as the gel that fills the back of the eye starts liquifying. This causes small pieces of gel to float in the liquified portions. Since children have a tighter gel, it is less likely to occur. If there are suddenly a large amount of floaters, see an eye doctor. ...Read more
How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?
How common are eye floaters in a 22year old male?do every one have eye floaters? Does the doctor answering also have eye floater?
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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