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What causes eye floaters?

What causes eye floaters?

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 more

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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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Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Media opacity: The blood interferes with your vision but many other structure can be affected. You need to see or ask an ophthalmologist who has examined you for the exact cause. ...Read more

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Ghost vision and eye floters common cause?

Ghost vision and eye floters common cause?

Eye floaters: Are common and the vast majority of those are benign. Ghost vision - not familiar with this term. ...Read more

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What causes headaches & eye blinking?

What causes headaches & eye blinking?

Headache: Causes of headache include stress (tension headache), sinusitis, allergies (sinus headache), bright lights (migraine), lack of caffeine (caffeine headache). Eye blinking may be caused by stress, fatigue, dry eye, allergy, or neurologic disorders. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain and seeing halos around lights?

What causes eye pain and seeing halos around lights?

Possibly glaucoma: Blurry vision, red eye, eye pain and haloes around lights could be a sign of corneal edema secondary to acute elevation of intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Unlikely from LASIK: Floaters are caused by clumping or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. Most near sighted individuals and inidviduals over 50 see floaters at some point in their life. Any type of trauma can exacerbate floaters and if the lasik surgery was 'traumatic' the floaters in the jelly may be noticed or worsened. ...Read more

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What causes blurry vision and ocular migraines?

What causes blurry vision and ocular migraines?

Yes: Ocular migraines or retinal migraines can cause scintillating scotomas. Although this is not exactly blurry vision, it is a characteristic feature relatively unique to retinal migraines. ...Read more

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What causes sandy eye pain?

What causes sandy eye pain?

dryness or fb: Dryness causes sandy feeling. This is releived by non preserved eye drops or punctal plugs. Occasionally a foreign body may cause this sandy feeling and has to be removed. ...Read more

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Could extreme vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and black floaters?

Could extreme vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and black floaters?

Possibly: Vomiting increases the venous pressure in the head and eyes as well. If there is some weakness of the vessels, they can break open and leak blood. When the blood disperses in the vitreous, it can cause the sensation of floaters. Since these symptoms cross over with retinal detachment, this should be evaluated by a retinal specialist. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma cause pain behind left eye?

Can glaucoma cause pain behind left eye?

Depends: There are many types of glaucoma, and yes potentially, if the pressure is very high, you could have pain (among other things, like nausea and vomiting). But there are many more non glaucoma diseases that could cause pain, whether its your right eye or the left eye, likr dry eyes... ...Read more

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What causes vision blurry?

What causes vision blurry?

long list: Vision can get blurry from uncorrected need for eyeglasses, diseases of the cornea, inflammation of the inside, eye dryness, retinal disease like diabetes and a host of other things. If the vision is becoming blurry, see your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

Retinal lesion: Please see an eye doctor as soon as possible. What you described suggest a tear in the retina and may be retinal detachment. It can be treated, but you need to see eye doctor right away before it gets worse. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in eye?

What causes sharp pain in eye?

It depends: May possible causes, but if it lasts a short time (seconds) most likely this is dry eye( most common). If the vision is not affected, you can try artificial tears or warm compresses over the closed eyes. ...Read more

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What causes blurry vision and red eyes?

What causes blurry vision and red eyes?

Many things: Depending on the other eye symptoms, onset, duration, etc this could represent a variety of different eye conditions from simpler things like dry eye or ocular allergy to more serious disorders such as contact lens overwear or a corneal infection. You should see an eye doctor for further evaluation if the symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What causes. Eye. Redness?

What causes. Eye. Redness?

Permanent?: Dry eyes (from reduced tear production) are the most likely cause but exposure to any irritant can do the same. Try some artificial tear 3 to 4 x daily. See eye doctor if not improved after a couple of weeks. I assume that there is no itching. ...Read more

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Do pollen cause eye ache pain in lelt eye socket

Do pollen cause eye ache pain in lelt eye socket

Your : Your pain may be related to active sinus disease. In the case of acute sinusitis, you may have pain in the sinuses that surround the eye. This can cause pain and ache and is often related to viral or bacterial infection. Most often this will clear on its own, but many physicians will treat with antibiotics. I suppose pollen exposure could make symptoms worse if one has ongoing sinusitis and underlying allergies. If things do not improve soon, i would suggest evaluation by your medical doctor. ...Read more

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What corneal disorders cause extreme eye pain?

Many: Since the cornea is very sensitive, many conditions involving the cornea can cause extreme pain. The most common is a corneal abrasion. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause occasional blurred vision, halos around lights, and eye strain?

How does anxiety cause occasional blurred vision, halos around lights, and eye strain?

Norepinephrine: anxiety=increased norepinephrine (adrenaline) the chemical messenger which speeds up the whole human system-BUT check in with an eye MD (ophthalmologist) for other causes ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

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