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Is Masterbation The Reason For My Eye Floaters
May be a coincidence: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in masturbaters and non-masturbaters alike, but sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that any kind of eye drops produce eye floaters? I am afraid to use antibacterial eyedrops for this reason!
No.: Eye drops do not cause floaters. Floaters are usually due to precipitation of protein in the vitreous humor (the jelly that fills the eye ball). Eye drops stay on the surface of the eye. A person who has sudden onset of a huge number of floaters should consult an eye doctor, since that may be due to hemorrhage in the eye. ...Read more
Vitreous floater: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. New floaters should be examined under dilation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not genetic: Floaters most commonly arise from aging changes in the fluids in the back of the eyes. These are individualized and do not run in families. If significant or accompanied by light flashing or a drop in vision, you should see your ophthalmologist as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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