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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?
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 Unusual: The odds of it being serious are not high, but a good ophthalmologic exam is advisable to confirm. ...Read more
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?
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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