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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot in ...Read more


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Why do I have eye floaters and eye flashes when looking at the sky or bright things?

Why do I have eye floaters and eye flashes when looking at the sky or bright things?

Depends on the light: Because the floater is semi-transparent, certain lighting conditions and backgrounds will back the floater more visible. They are always there, just may not be visible under the wrong light. ...Read more

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I have eye floaters from age 12.At 16 eye flashes started.Now at 18 eye floaters are continuosly noticeable with flashes occur every 8-15 days.

Flashes Floaters ...: Please get a dilated retinal exam at your earliest convenience. You are experiencing signs that may evolve to a retinal detachment. Remember, when your eyes are dilated, everything is blurry. ...Read more

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Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes.. Cause?

Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine)  6yrs. New dr. says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes.. Cause?

ALOPECIA TX: RESTART SYNTHROID (thyroxine) Alopecia or hair loss : You need Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine and Propecia may be helpful. ALSO MASON-PEARSON BOARS HEAD HAIR BRUSH .If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read more

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Eye floaters and flashing lights, can the lights cause you to have floaters?

Eye floaters and flashing lights, can the lights cause you to have floaters?

Vitreous detachment: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Eye floaters what does it mean when i see light flashes?

Eye floaters what does it mean when i see light flashes?

Retina needs exam: Floaters are usually a very benign finding and a normal aging change as the vitreous jelly in the eye pulls away from the retina. Floaters are potentially more worrisome as it often indicates the vitreous jelly is pulling on the retina and may be a sign of a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You need to schedule an eye exam to include dilation of your pupils to examine the entire retina. ...Read more

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Can anyone explain me how u see flashes of lights i only see eye floaters not flashes of light how it can be visible?Wat they look like?

Can anyone explain me how u see flashes of lights i only see eye floaters not flashes of light how it can be visible?Wat they look like?

Mostly older folks: Most flashes of light originating within the eye are due to the semi-fluid vitreous fluid jiggling the underlying retina. The retina has no nerves of pain, motion, pressure, etc. It can only register a light signal and will do so under this stimulus. It appears usually as a streak of light peripherally. Since this can also occur with retinal detachment, it is useful to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

See an eye doc ASAP: It sounds like you had a vitreous detachment (pvd)which is very common after age 50 or earlier if the person is myopic or had h/o an eye trauma. 90% people of the time the person has no issue except floater and occasional flashes for 2-4 months. About 10% of the patients may develope retinal tear or detachment. Since you have a new symptoms with periph shadow you need to see an ophth asap. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Talk to your doctor : You may want to see a neuro -ophthalmologist. Your symptoms are very concerning. It's possible to have normal exam and negative MRI and still have something wrong. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind. You may find a specialist in New Orleans to evaluate you and hopefully ease your mind. ...Read more

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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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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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Does everyone have eye floaters only some can see them and some others brains just ignore them?

Common presence: Floaters are common, especially in older folks. They must be distinguished from visual phenomena due to normal circulation which are not floaters. Most get tolerant of floaters and learn to ignore them although in the right light they can be re-visualized. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are ...Read more