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Link Between Depression Eye Floaters
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
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
Normal v. abnormal: Entoptic phenomena are patterns and sensations which are part of the normal visual system which is not perfect. Floaters are objects introduced into the visual axis which can be seen in certain light circumstances. While floaters are not usually harmful, they can be annoying and may be a first sign of a problem. Consult with your ophthalmologist to sort these out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scotomas are blind: spots. This becomes important if the blind spot increases in size, and this can be determined best with visual fields screening, as it can point to other causes that may not be known by just dilated fundoscopic exam alone. So, thanks for asking an important question, and glad you got a retinal exam, as your doctor must have given you a diagnosis, and prognosis. ...Read more
Entoptic=(internal-: Optical) entoptic phenomenon are any optical images that are generated internally from within the eye. These are usually due to traction on the retina, movement of cells in the fine retinal and choroidal vessels, and movements of debris and particles within the vitreous. So one type of entoptic phenomenon is a floater. If you are experiencing such symptoms, get a retinal exam. ...Read more
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
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
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
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