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Keep getting a large floater in my vision it comes and goes and isn't perminate. It's black and sometimes white and I get little flashes.

Keep getting a large floater in my vision it comes and goes and isn't perminate. It's black and sometimes white and I get little flashes.

Checkup: You are probably correct identifying this mobile spot in you vision as a floater. It's a good idea, however, to have you eyes examined to reassure that it is normal. Sometimes conditions arise that can cause increases in floaters that may need to be treated, such as a retinal tear. The flashes of light that you're experiencing may indicate that the retina is being tugged on by separating floaters ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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I've had 2 post vitreous detachments this year - now have large floaters, which can obstruct my vision. I'm told vitrectomy is too risky. Suggestions?

I've had 2 post vitreous detachments this year - now have large floaters, which can obstruct my vision. I'm told vitrectomy is too risky. Suggestions?

Talk to eye doctor: Your eye doctor would be your best source of information on your options. You can ask him if lasering the floaters may be an option. ...Read more

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Weird change in vision? Big fields of floaters at night.

Weird change in vision? Big fields of floaters at night.

Make an appt: This needs to be evaluated urgently, could be related to bleeding in the eye or a tear in the retina. Other causes are also possible, but this symptom needs a dilated exam to evaluate further. ...Read more

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What neurological diseases could be the cause of having a large amount of floaters in your vision for years? Thanks :)

What neurological diseases could be the cause of having a large amount of floaters in your vision for years? Thanks :)

Not neurologic: You are most likely seeing a normal phenomenon termed entoptics, a patterning of the white cells in the circulation at the center of the back of your eyes. ...Read more

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Vision impairment/vitreous issues. How bad or big are floaters that require surgery?

Vision impairment/vitreous issues. How bad or big are floaters that require surgery?

Depends: It all depends on how the floaters bother you and affect your activities of daily living. There is risk with any surgery, but if your symptoms are bad enough, consider vitrectomy (surgery)
wait one year to see how the symptoms are before proceeding to surgery. ...Read more

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I have floaters in vision, In bright light they are more prominent and blurry. When younger big polyps removed? Left nostril generally blocked

I have floaters in vision, In bright light they are more prominent and blurry. When younger big polyps removed? Left nostril generally blocked

Unrelated: Floaters unrelated to nasal symptoms. See eye doc for eyes. See ENT doc to determine cause of obstructed nasal passage. ...Read more

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I wake up with large "floaters" in my left eye along with cloudy/blurred out vision. It almost feels and looks like grey grocery bags that float over.

I wake up with large "floaters" in my left eye along with cloudy/blurred out vision. It almost feels and looks like grey grocery bags that float over.

You need to be: Evaluated as soon as possible. It sounds like you may have a retinal detachment or other intraoccular issue. The sooner you get evaluated the less likely you are to lose vision permanently in that eye. Go to your eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Floaters big shadow in vision with vision acuity 6/6 both 12/12 eye pressure and pulsating in vision all drs saying there's nothing in retina??

Floaters: Floaters are aggravating. If pressures are normal and retina is intact and you have no evidence systemic disease, no headaches, normal blood pressure, I would not be particularly concerned.

Don't understand pulsatilla nature of your complaint. ...Read more

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Large dark floater in right eye & today developed floater in left eye. Retinas ok but floaters are distorting vision. Would cognitive therapy help?

Maybe: Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite helpful in dealing with floaters. Unfortunately, tackling the floaters directly is not always possible or advisable, so it is very helpful to learn to deal with the floaters. ...Read more

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Large floater in field of vision and have some blurriness in vision. Is floater likely the cause?

Floater: A large floater could be causing blurred vision, but you should be able to see thru it. Any new floaters or light flashes should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no associated retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Can a large eye floater affect peripheral vision in a visual field test.

Can a large eye floater affect peripheral vision in a visual field test.

Yes: Visual field testing will occasionally pickup small areas of visual field depressions if the floater is particularly large and thick, as some patients may have. Since they move, a repeat visual field should also show the depression to have moved. I would not however expect a large visual field abnormality from a floater and certainly l recommend an exam to rule out any problems by an eye md. ...Read more

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What can be causing me to constantly see a bunch of floaters in my vision?

Floaters: Floaters are always there, we just are usually concentrating on other things and don't notice them. For me, it's usually when I'm lying in bed looking at the ceiling... There's nothing else to see, so I really notice the floaters. ...Read more

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I am 17 and sometimes I get a bit of floaters in my vision, should I be worried, they disappear after a while though?

I am 17 and sometimes I get a bit of floaters in my vision, should I be worried, they disappear after a while though?

Floaters: It is common to get floaters in the eye, especially as one ages. If it persists and does not disappear, see your eye MD referred by your pedi MD for an eye check. ...Read more

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Why would I have light flashes and floaters in my vision for over 3 months, they haven't gone away?

Flashes/floaters: These symptoms occur as we get older and the firm vitreous gel gets more liquefied. The process in which the gel separates from the retina is called posterior vitreous detachment. While it is occurring, there may be pulling on the retina by strands of vitreous. When this occurs, the retina transmits the sensation of flashes to the brain. Prolonged pulling causes prolonged flashes. ...Read more

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When I go to the salon I find the wash basin uncomfortable and often get floaters in my vision from laying back. Will I have salon stroke syndrome?

When I go to the salon I find the wash basin uncomfortable and often get floaters in my vision from laying back. Will I have salon stroke syndrome?

Not consistent.: "Salon stroke" syndrome (vertebrobasilar insufficiency) usually doesn't cause floaters - it causes other symptoms u don't have: dizziness, double vision, weakness in the knees, & "crumple attacks" (loss of muscle control) that precede the stroke. "Floaters" usually point to a problem in the cornea or retina of the eye, not the brain. See an ophthalmologist or neurologist soon to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are seeing floaters in your vision bad?

Can be!: You need to see an ophthalmologist to see if any cause of this. ...Read more

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What do the flashes in vision accompanied by floaters look like?

What do the flashes in vision accompanied by floaters look like?

Lightning bolts: Patients describe them differently: flash bulbs like from a camera, lightning bolts, arcs of light, etc. ...Read more

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I have developed floaters and a dark area in the right part of my vision. What does it mean.

Call ophthalmologist: Immediately. You have an eye emergency - a retinal detachment and you may lose your eye if you do not receive prompt care. ...Read more

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I just did an intense workout and now my vision is filled with floaters at 60 is this normal?

I just did an intense workout and now my vision is filled with floaters at 60 is this normal?

Vitreous floaters: Sounds like a posterior vitreous detachment. Now you should schedule an appointment to have a dilated eye exam to make sure it is not more serious, like a retinal tear or vitreous hemorrhage. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing floaters with my vision that started appearing for a week. Is this a serious problem?

Floaters: While most floaters are benign, some are related to a retinal tear or detachment. These are eye problems that require prompt treatment to prevent vision loss. Call you local ophthalmologist for an appointment... ...Read more

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Why do I have a massive amount of floaters around my vision ever since I was born and they haven't disappeared not even for one day. Is this weird?

Why do I have a massive amount of floaters around my vision ever since I was born and they haven't disappeared not even for one day. Is this weird?

Seen ophthalmologist: What has an ophthalmologist said? If you've had this condition since birth and it hasn't really impeded your vision then, clinically it should remain stable. Origin though would only be something an ophthalmologist can tell you about as to whether they represents physical particulate matter inside the globe itself or something else. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months? More floaters.

Worsening vision of past few months? More floaters.

Need an eye exam: Floaters are most worrisome when new with associated flashes and loss of vision like a shade or curtain advancing. New blurry vision not improving should be checked out. ...Read more

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Are there remedies to floaters in my field of vision?

Yes: Surgery can be done to remove floaters...But be careful. Do not have surgery unless you are constantly bothered by your floaters. ...Read more

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What do you call these white floaters in your vision?

What do you call these white floaters in your vision?

Floaters.: Floaters are small vitreous opacities that arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age. This may occur due to aging, 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 with age. These are floaters. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Possible retinal: If you have increasing floaters, especially with light flashes and diminishing vision, you should see your ophthalmologist without delay as there is a possibility of a retinal detachment which could be serious and needs a quick fix. Other conditions can also do this so get a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What would cause my sudden change in vision with floaters?

What would cause my sudden change in vision with floaters?

Urgent situation: The most likely cause is either a retinal tear, a detachment or a vitreous hemorrhage. Usually the vitreous will collapse sometime during our life, and usually before age 60, and can cause any of the above to be associated with it. It is very important to call an ophthalmologist and be seen urgently. There may be other causes but these would be the most concerning to be checked. ...Read more

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When I turn my head one way and then face forward I see "stars", silvery things spinning in my vision, not floaters. Why is that?

When I turn my head one way and then face forward I see "stars", silvery things spinning in my vision, not floaters. Why is that?

Synchesis: It is possible that you have deposits in your vitreous from birth entitled synchesis scintillans which can be seen in certain light angles such as the maneuver that you indicate. These are benign and rarely cause any problem. The next time you have an ophthalmologist exam, ask if these are present. ...Read more

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I have lots of floaters in vision after having had a petechial hemmorhage. Is it possible for floaters to go away, or am I stuck with floaters forever?

It's possible: The vitreous humor is ideally a clear gel like material that allows light to pass perfectly through to the retina. Floaters are essentially debris inside the vitreous.

Sometimes they settle down and go out of your visual axis so you don't notice them - other times they continue to be an annoyance.

You should be examined by an ophthalmologist to make sure you don't have a retinal detachment. ...Read more

Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

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