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Prevacid Retinal Floaters Related
Just got bill over 500 to see retinal doc and his trainee (who was really rough). First exam, for floaters. Thoughts?
I'm so scared of having a retinal tear or detachment? I have no family history. I see floaters and flashes not all the time but everyday
See your eye doctor: Retinal detachment is an ophthalmologic emergency. Being scared isn't going to make your floaters & flashes go away. Go see your eye doctor immediately and get diagnosed, then either reassured or treated. In meantime, check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/retinal-detachment/basics/definition/con-20022595 while waiting in doctor's office. ...Read more
I was told a very small retinal hole is "asymptomatic". Can retinal holes look like floaters? My floaters show up more against monochromatic b/r.
Can be serious: Retinal holes do not look like floaters, though they can be associated. The most common cause of floaters is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and an urgent eye exam is advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i expect an increase in floaters after undergoing barrage laser procedure for lattice on retina? I mean can the laser cut through the vitreous?
Yes: Vitreous separation and vitreous hemorrhage cause vitreous floaters in your vision. This can also result in hazy vision. The laser procedure helps to prevent a tear from occurring at the edge of the lattice degeneration and progressing to a retinal detachment; however it does not resolve the vitreous floaters. The vitreous are unaffected by the laser. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have retina tear/detachment will u see the curtain or black spots like wherever or in which light u see?I only see floaters no other symptoms had
Does casual weighlifting during exercise cause floater increase? No history of retinal tear or increase in floaters.
It's been 5 days since i received a laser procedure for a tear in my retina and i can still see the same floater of before. Is this normal?
Yes- expected: The laser acts to cauterize or burn spots of the retina near the tear to "spot weld" the retina down and prevent fluid from entering the hole caused by the tear and cause a retinal detachment. The floater you are seeing is in the vitreous gel and was a sign of the retinal traction that caused the tear- but should not cause a problem after the laser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do the shape of floaters (cobwebs, strands, dots etc.) and their texture (glass-like, shadow etc.) tell anything about a more serious retinal issue?
Usually not: Floaters can take many forms from linear to large blobs to minute dots. All of these forms can be seen in the natural aging of the eye. I always advise that new, increased or sudden floaters prompt a retinal exam since there is no way of telling. Most floaters are benign. Serious retinal issues cannot be diagnosed by floater type! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer