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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 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

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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Colored spots in vision that's worse when anxious increased floaters and pulsating vision when I cough? Have had EEG MRI CT blood work had eyes exam.

Colored spots in vision that's worse when anxious increased floaters and pulsating vision when I cough? Have had EEG MRI CT blood work had eyes exam.

Visual disturbance: You are likely forcing the doctors to do a multimillion dollar work up for an anxiety disorder since you have no organic pathology on any tests. Please consider consulting a mental health specialist specializing in treatment of depression, anxiety and Somatization disorder. Why are you on depakote? there is no condition listed to explain your meds. ...Read more

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Bright flash in peripheral vision. Increase in floaters. 20 year old female. Causes?

Bright flash in peripheral vision. Increase in floaters. 20 year old female. Causes?

Needs evaluation: Increased floaters and flashes of light may indicates a retinal problem. Best to have an eye evaluation as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do floaters (in vision) pose a a health risk or sight-loss risk? My family has a history of macular degeneration, I am 20, and especially in bright conditions I notice frequent floaters in my field of vision

Do floaters (in vision) pose a a health risk or sight-loss risk? My family has a history of macular degeneration, I am 20, and especially in bright conditions I notice frequent floaters in my field of vision

Floaters: Floaters are a common occurrence and generally do not pose much risk. However, anyone who develops new onset of floaters or if the floaters worsen, must have a full dilated exam by an ophthalmologist. Given your age, the likelihood of retinal pathology is low, but if you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...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

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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Can shampoo in the eyes cause retinal damage or other serious harm? My floaters seemed worse, and my vision "bright, " after shampoo got in my eyes.

Can shampoo in the eyes cause retinal damage or other serious harm? My floaters seemed worse, and my vision "bright, " after shampoo got in my eyes.

No: Getting shampoo in the eye can cause a to of irritation and burning. However it will not affect the inside of the eye. Also the brightness should not be affected. ...Read more

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I have floaters, and I see ghosting around bright text on screens, I see halos around lights, and I sometimes see minor blurry vision.?

See eye doctyor: You need to see an eye doctor preferably an ophthalmologist that can examine your eyes and determines if it is an eye problem or neurological problem so please make an appointment
thanl you for using health tap
good luck ...Read more

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I just had a sudden burst of floaters in my right eye then I saw bright white dots floating around the central vision, is this a one off or serious?

Could be serious.: Consider it to be serious until you have an eye exam to insure that there is no sign of a retinal detachment. It could be due to separation of the vitreous from the retina. While this is happening, it is good to be very cautious and limit activity and straining. Sometimes detachments and tears occur after the initial symptoms so it is best to be followed by an eye specialist. ...Read more

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Floaters in both eyes. Sometimes aren't noticeable, but other times are very prominent. Many floating across vision. Is this normal?

Floaters in both eyes. Sometimes aren't noticeable, but other times are very prominent. Many floating across vision. Is this normal?

Yes: Almost certainly at your age, you are seeing what a termed entoptics. This is a normal patterning of the white cells in the blood vessels in the back of your eyes. This is normal. ...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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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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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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Having lots of floaters with 6/5 vision, no other vision problems, is this possible that I lymphoma?

No, don't worry!: Floaters are very common and they aren't a symptom of lymphoma, so don't worry! Lymphoma causes fevers, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes and night sweats. Floaters are stringy bits of protein in the vitreous gel of your eye. They aren't dangerous, just annoying. If they are suddenly new, or if you having flashing sparkles in your vision, see an eye doctor as that might signal a retinal problem! ...Read more

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I have very wavey vision in the sun along with floaters. I was told my optic nerves are swollen as well. What could it be?

I have very wavey vision in the sun along with floaters. I was told my optic nerves are swollen as well. What could it be?

Advice: Am concerned about your description, and strongly urge visit to ophthalmologist ASAP. "Swollen optic nerves" are quite pathological and might represent inflammation or increased pressure within your brain. This needs to be fully evaluated, and a neurologist involved if appropriate. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get floaters in the morning. Not a lot of them, but very thin/small floaters. No vision loss. Sign of going blind?

Floaters: Most floaters are caused by small flecks of protein called Collagen. Some causes can be injury to eye, high sugar in blood, aura of migraine headaches, but in your age & with no other symptoms or worsening of vision, you most likely have none of the above. If symptoms develop, consult eye doctor. ...Read more

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More aware of visual snow or tv static in vision lately (not floaters). Could this be caused by anxiety/stress? Stress has been up lately.

More aware of visual snow or tv static in vision lately (not floaters). Could this be caused by anxiety/stress? Stress has been up lately.

Eye exam and CBT: Rule out any possible eye disease by an exam - not just sight test. Then consider a psych eval by a psychologist to Dx and give treatment recommendations. CBT is a way to optimize your mental health outcome. Medication alone is less effective. Learn how to handle stress. Best! ...Read more

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I've started seeing things move in my peripheral vision. Not floaters, looks more like an insect or small animal. What could be causing this?

I've started seeing things move in my peripheral vision. Not floaters, looks more like an insect or small animal. What could be causing this?

Vitreous changes: Vitreous changes most likely (if cannot see something in mirror moving if look at eye in mirror or feel it). Very rarely a nematode can be found moving in vitreous so get exam with eyeMD ...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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Is this floaters? White circles top of vision. But they move w/ my eyelashes. Like light reflecting off them. But this new 2 me. Only see n sun/ipad screen

A few, normal: Most people have some floaters. These are more obvious against bright background. As long you do not get new floater, a few stable ones are not abnormal. If you get more floaters or see flashes of light, please consult your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I see a dark spot in the middle of my field of vision plus a bunch of new floaters?

I see a dark spot in the middle of my field of vision plus a bunch of new floaters?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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If I see floaters moving from top to bottom in vision, does that mean they are actually moving from bottom to top?

Floaters: Are small pieces of connective tissue that float in the vitreous jelly in the back of our eyes. You are correct in stating that the floaters move in a direction opposite to the direction you see them moving. ...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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I have had floaters and blury vision, Headache for two weeks im mixing up my words, anxious and am sure only thing it could be is a tumor?

I have had floaters and blury vision, Headache for two weeks im mixing up my words, anxious and am sure only thing it could be is a tumor?

Brain tumor?: I have had floaters and blury vision, Headache for two weeks im mixing up my words, anxious and am sure only thing it could be is a tumor? ANS: if you are sure it is a brain tumor you are an excellent diagnostician. But not likely. I am available now to do live consult. ...Read more

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Can blurred vision be due to floaters?

No: They are not related to each other. You can have perfectly clear vision, and still have floaters. Floaters are just shadows created by opacities floating within the eye. It is possible that you could have so many floaters that they literally block your vision, but that is not common. ...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