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Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Benign Eye Floaters (Definition)

Eye floaters is a symptom caused by deposits in the transparent fluid inside the eyeball. The deposits casts shadows on the retina and produced the illusion of things ...Read more


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Do people without eye floaters see perfectly clear when looking at the sky? No debris or opacities whatsoever?

Do people without eye floaters see perfectly clear when looking at the sky? No debris or opacities whatsoever?

floaters: You may see the floaters most easily when looking at a clear sky or background in good light-- there is no easy way to get rid of them-- in time, they will be absorbed by the eye, but that may take years... ...Read more

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I see a good bit of eye floaters when i look in the sky, what to do?

I see a good bit of eye floaters when i look in the sky, what to do?

Schedule an eye exam: Floaters can represent various conditions from benign to serious. The most important thing is to schedule an eye exam to rule out a tear in the retina. ...Read more

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I see some white circles lyk 3 of them in the sky or something bright but they are not eye floaters theyre something else, why?

I see some white circles lyk 3 of them in the sky or something bright but they are not eye floaters theyre something else, why?

Scotomata: Please seek medical attention from an opthalmologist immediately.. May be retinal/opthalmic migraines, vitreous separation or retinal detachment tear, HTN, rarely toxic exposure, MS or tumors. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

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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I only see eye floaters when im outside ?

I only see eye floaters when im outside ?

Bright light: Floaters don't come and go. Sometimes the ambient light is brighter and enables you to perceive them. An eye evaluation is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it common for teenagers to have eye floaters?

Is it common for teenagers to have eye floaters?

Unusual: Floaters that are benign mostly appear in older age groups related to changes in the character of the vitreous fluids in the back of the eye. In teenagers, floaters are quite uncommon and should be a cause, if new, for an evaluation by your ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How common are eye floaters for people in their thirties?

How common are eye floaters for people in their thirties?

Common: Floaters are common in all age groups. New floaters should have a medical evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am i going to see more as i age?

If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am i going to see more as i age?

May be: Vitreous is like a jelly inside the eye that changes with advancement of age. Typically the change happens after age of 50. If the person had surgery, trauma or myopia then the change could happen earlier. The vitreous changes may lead to more floaters. If the person suddenly experience many floaters with flashing light and change in vision then he/she needs to see an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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I have eye floaters. They are like tiny bugs and spider nets and move up and down,left and right. I can also see them with my eyes closed.is it normal?

I have eye floaters. They are like tiny bugs and spider nets and move up and down,left and right. I can also see them with my eyes closed.is it normal?

Maybe: Floaters are common and usually of no concern. However you should have a dilated retinal exam to be sure. Occasionally floaters are sign of retinal disease, retinal tears or retinal detachment. ...Read more

Dr. Keshav Narain
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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