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Link Between Depression Eye Floaters
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Dry eyes: Dry eyes and blepharitis are certainly related. The rest of the symptoms are generally unrelated. If you have known diabetes and known diabetic retinopathy, new floaters could mean a bleed in the eye. See an ophthalmologist who will be able to check for these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different cause: Floaters are debris suspended in the vitreous which can be seen in the proper light if they are near the central visual axis. Entoptic phenomena are natural and interesting objects in the visual view - the most common being the "flying corpuscle" view of your actual blood vessels in the center of the back of the eye. They are not pathologic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant
Response: Since all you provide are some brief findings regarding your retinas, I must conclude these tests were obtained due to some neurological symptoms. These results could be part of Multiple Sclerosis, if other signs and symptoms support the diagnosis. The thinning of the RNFL is notable, and should be followed up. Would a Concierge visit allow more in depth understanding? ...Read more
Corneal abrasion: Bell's palsy can affect the ability to blink on the same side, which may result in a foreign object getting onto the corneal and causing damage. This will cause pain and distortion in vision. If there is a true loss of vision associated with facial paralysis, this may indicate more extensive problems at the base of the brain, and may well require additional testing. ...Read more
Recurring left eye pain, turns reddish and appears "droopy" according to others during flares. Vision chg. History of traumatic iritis, prescription prism gls.
Can opthamologists tell the difference between hyaline cendensation and vitreous bodies and eye floaters w/dilated eye exam? Same prognosis for both?
A dilated exam can: Differentiate between a vitreous floater, vitreous detachment and hyaloid opacification. The etiology (cause) for these entities can vary and thus patient history is important. The prognosis can also be variable depending upon the diagnosis and cause of each entity listed. For example, hyaloid pathology could be secondary to inflammation and carries a different set of issues. A good dilated is rec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opth diagnosis of few vitreous floaters ou & no posterior vitreous detach noted ou. What is the difference between floaters and pvd? Same prognosis?
Floaters and pvd: Floaters are "things" in the vitreous cavity that you can see floating in your vision. The "things" can be blood, inflammatory cells, parasites, or most commonly, clumps of the normal vitreous material. A posterior vitreous detachment is when the back of the vitreous becomes separated from the retina. A PVD is usually accompanied by floaters. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Blood pressure can most definitely impact the health of the eye. Most commonly we see changes in the blood vessels in the back of the eye. These can lead to blockages or obstructions of blood flow that lead to visual loss. Floaters on the other hand are a harmless (though annoying) consequence of the natural aging process of the eye most of the time. ...Read more
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