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Eyes dry despite artificial tears. Constant floaters Vision unclear. Considering plugging tear ducts n vitreolysis. Any side effects or risks?

Eyes dry despite artificial tears. Constant floaters Vision unclear. Considering plugging tear ducts n vitreolysis. Any side effects or risks?

Tear duct plugs good: You should be using the tear drops 6 times a day and nght time gel (Refresh PM or Genteal gel) will be helpful. If that fails have the punctal plugs put in. Another option would be Restasis but it is expensive. Floaters usually clear with time and vitreous surgery is not indicated. An exam by an ophthalmologist is needed with the floaters to make sure there is no tear in the retina. ...Read more

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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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Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?

Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?

Surgery?: Floaters are not generally treated with surgery unless associated with retinal detachment or surface wrinkling retinopathy. Laser has been used to break up annoying large floaters leaving annoying small floaters instead. As floaters are usually not harmful, and time usually results in dissipation and less annoyance, they are mostly left alone. Vitreous surgery can cause distortion and discomfort. ...Read more

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Why do eye floaters exist?

Why do eye floaters exist?

Floaters: The vitreous degenerates with normal aging. Floaters/ debris occurs as it turns from a formed, to a fluid state. You should ideally be examined by an ophthalmologist or a retinal specialist when you have new floaters. ...Read more

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Why do we get eye floaters?

Why do we get eye floaters?

Age related change: The vitreous (connective tissue of the eye) becomes more liquid in people who are nearsighted or during the process of aging - then eye floaters may develop. It can also be a sign of retinal detachment, which need immediate medical attention, . ...Read more

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Are eye floaters a serious problem?

Are eye floaters a serious problem?

No not at your age: Normal aging changes of the eye unless you see a curtain of them streaming down obscuring your vision. Then that's an EMC situation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to clear eye floaters?

Is it possible to clear eye floaters?

Yes: Typical they will clear or the symptoms will dissipate with time. If not you can consider surgery called a vitrectomy. Discuss this option with your eye specialist / retina surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of eye floaters?

What is the main cause of eye floaters?

Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to 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. New floaters should be examined under dilation. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about eye floaters?

Usually no: Floaters are usually due to changes in the vitreous (gel like protein inside eye) due to protein changes that forms clumps. If you have a burst of new floaters, flashings, or a curtain coming over your vision, see eyeMD asap: otherwise most floaters are normal or due to a PVD (posterior vitreous detachement: that rarely leads to a retinal hole/tear/detachment. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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I only see eye floaters when im outside ?

I only see eye floaters when im outside ?

Bright light: Floaters don't come and go. Sometimes the ambient light is brighter and enables you to perceive them. An eye evaluation is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How do I treat eye floaters naturopathically?

Easily: Since there is no actual treatment for floaters, then naturopathic remedies, offering no treatment anyway, can be used with no risk. If you have had the sudden onset of floaters you need your eyes evaluated by an ophthalmologist who can rule out any serious problem and discuss the prognosis of the floaters with you. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are eye floaters a big problem?

I'm wondering are eye floaters a big problem?

Maybe: Maybe not. You need an exam by an ophthalmologist to make sure they are benign floaters and not something associated with a bigger oroblem. ...Read more

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What makes eye floaters to become more disturbing?

What makes eye floaters to become more disturbing?

Age, inflammation: Age and inflammation/infection can commonly casuse the gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the eye to liquefy and break apart leading to loose floaters. More than 50% of 80 year olds will have a vitreous detachment. 40 % of people with posterior vitreous detachments who also experience light flashes can have a 15% chance of developing a retinal tear. Therefore see an opthalomologist immediately. ...Read more

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What are some probable reasons for my eye floaters?

What are some probable reasons for my eye floaters?

Vitreous floater: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read more

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Is having a lot of eye floaters potentially harmful?

Is having a lot of eye floaters potentially harmful?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Eye floaters?

What is the definition or description of: Eye floaters?

Eye floaters: are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are usually gray or black. ...Read more

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Are eye floaters normal for teenagers from time to time?

Are eye floaters normal for teenagers from time to time?

Not Unusual: The odds of it being serious are not high, but a good ophthalmologic exam is advisable to confirm. ...Read more

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Is there any risk in having eye floaters your whole life?

Yes, but small: Eye floaters are generally a common part of the aging process. Rarely, a floater may indicate an eye problem. New floaters or changes in your floaters should prompt an evaluation with your eye doctor. ...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