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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Eye floaters and neck pain. What could this be?

Eye floaters and neck pain. What could this be?

Possible migraine: The two symptoms are probably unrelated, but eye symptoms, like flashing lights, followed by a headache are often ocular migraine. Floaters in a 16 year old are unusual unless you are very near sighted. In any event, you should see an Ophthalmologist to rule out retinal tears or retinal detachment. Read more

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Tingling hands, tingling feet badly, sore lower back, dry eyes, seeing floaters. I have low thyroid on levo 100mcg but still in pain why?

Tingling hands, tingling feet badly, sore lower back, dry eyes, seeing floaters. I have low thyroid on levo 100mcg but still in pain why?

Totally unrelated: Hi. Those symptoms have nothing to do with your (treated and presumably normalized) hypothyroidism. The thyroid, more than any other endocrine system, gets blamed for everything. Even if your thyroid function is nowhere near normalized (which, on that dose, is unlikely), those symptoms having nothing to do with your thyroid. Mention them (symptoms) to your doc for other ideas. Good luck! Read more

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Neck pain top of both shoulders hurt to touch had it 2 years could this be cancer eyes go heavy and hurt to touch floaters for years go weak thenshake?

Neck pain top of both shoulders hurt to touch had it 2 years could this be cancer eyes go heavy and hurt to touch floaters for years go weak thenshake?

Muscle pain: Sounds like my Fessional pain. You can ask your physician to send you to a physical therapy after your appropriate evaluation to be certain there's no other medical problems Read more

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I wore neck hard collar, when I dropped my phone I suddenly bent over to pick it and I saw floaters for4 seconds n felt as if my eyes were pulled back.

I wore neck hard collar, when I dropped my phone I suddenly bent over to pick it and I saw floaters for4 seconds n felt as if my eyes were pulled back.

Floaters: It may just have been that when you bent over there was decrease blood supply due to hard collar and flexion. Could visit optometrist (like Lenscrafters/ Hour eyes) and they can look into your eyes to check for tears, which is the greatest concern. Sometimes sinusitis/sinus pressure can cause floaters. Call you doc today and discuss positions with hard collar. Read more

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How do I ignore eye floaters?

How do I ignore eye floaters?

Floaters: Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal tear or detachment. If there is only floaters, then wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. Typically with time, they will devolve, settle out of the way, or your brain will learn to ignore them (not notice them). Read more

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What is done for eye floaters?

Dr. J Sebag Dr. Sebag
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What is done for eye floaters?

Vitrectomy Surgery: Irb-approved studies have shown that minimally-invasive vitrectomy under local anesthesia in an ambulatory surgery center can be performed in 5 to 10 minutes, heal in 1 to 2 weeks, and permanently cure floaters without complications [no infection, glaucoma, hemorhhage, retinal tears or detachments in 75 consecutive cases].
Sebag j: am j ophthalmol 152:3-4, 2011; am j ophthalmol 152:1077, 2011. Read more

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What makes eye floaters worse?

What makes eye floaters worse?

Eye floaters: Typically floaters are composed of protein pre-cipitates in the vitreous. These arise naturally with age, but can occur early due to certain conditions in which the vitreous is abnormal. Violent agitation of the vitreous is one way that floaters may arise and seem worse. Injection of medication in the eye for conditions like macular degeneration is also a cause. Read more

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Is it bad to have eye floaters?

Is it bad to have eye floaters?

Usually innocent: Vitreous floaters commonly develop as the eye ages, a process called vitreous syneresis. However, if floaters abruptly occur with/without light flashes, an examination is important to rule out any underlying problems with the retina. Floaters may also arise from intraocular hemorrhage orinflammation. Sometimes migraine auras are perceived as floaters, but are actually due to cerebral blood flow ch Read more

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What is the cause of eye floaters?

What is the cause of eye floaters?

Aging, mostly: Most of the time floaters appear as a natural consequence of getting older, like seeing the first wrinkle in your forehead. If, however you see floaters that weren't there before, or if you have flashes of light in the periphery of your vision, it's best to get checked out asap by an eye md (ophthalmologist) to rule out retinal tears, which can lead to (vision-threatening) retinal detachments. Read more

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Could eye floaters be different colours?

No: They are just bits of the vitreous humour gel that is clear in nature and has no color. Read more

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Are there any ways to treat eye floaters?

Are there any ways to treat eye floaters?

Floaters & Treatment: Although they are a nuisance and bad in that way, floaters are little more than an annoyance for most people. They result from natural changes that occur in the vitreous gel of the eye. Most important is that new floaters or flashes deserve to be looked at by an eye specialist as well. Treatment is limited to laser vitreolysis or vitrectomy, both of which have pro's and con's. Read more

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How are serious cases of eye floaters treated?

Vitrectomy: Most retinal specialist will not do vitrectomy for floaters because there can be risks. However if it is to the point of severely limiting your day to day function or severely affecting your quality of life, vitrectomy may improve your symptoms. Read more

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Is it common for teenagers to have eye floaters?

Is it common for teenagers to have eye floaters?

Unusual: Floaters that are benign mostly appear in older age groups related to changes in the character of the vitreous fluids in the back of the eye. In teenagers, floaters are quite uncommon and should be a cause, if new, for an evaluation by your ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have eye floaters?

Possibly: Floaters are caused by the gel in the back of the eye breaking into smaller pieces that become visible in bright lighting. New floaters or an increased number of floaters should be evaluated as they can also be mimicked by retinal tears or detachments. See an eye doctor as soon as possible. Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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