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Thyroid Eye Floaters
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
Could whiplash type dance injury to neck cause eye floaters 10 months later? Dilated eye exam determined no retinal tear, no problems but floaters.
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
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?
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
I ws wearing hard neck collar for neck strain as per Doc adv. I bent down to pick up my phone on ground, I felt mild pain in eyes n saw floaters fr 3sec
May be vascular: This may be vascular briefly due to brief decrease blood flow ...Read more
I'm 16 and recently got floaters in both eyes, back pain, neck pain, chills, and frequent urination. Is this west nile ore something else.
See MD: Sounds like you need to see an doctor. You could have a UTI. ...Read more
I have eye floaters in both eyes, have noticed them from being a teenager now in my early 30's, they seem more pronounced should I get them checked?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Serious" floaters.: Vitrectomy works for bad floaters. Although it carries risks, it is associated with reasonably good outcomes to get rid of floaters. The reality is that most floaters are not serious enough to warrant a vitrectomy. Of the floaters that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way, though less common and more difficult. ...Read more
Rarely done: For the vast majority of people, floaters become less and less bothersome over time, and they tend to move out of the line of sight. For those who are plagued by floaters where they interfere with the quality of life, vitrectomy surgery done by retinal specialists can remove floaters. The surgery has a high risk of cataract developing. A laser procedure can also be done: www. Eyefloaters. Com ...Read more
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
Generally not: Usually the brain will learn to "ignore" the floaters. If they are visually debilitating and you are unable to work, see to drive, etc. Due to the floaters, vitrectomy can be performed, however, it is not without risk and requires a discussion between you and your ophthalmologist or retina specialist. ...Read more
Possibly: Floaters are usually a natural condition that occurs as the gel that fills the back of the eye forms cracks over time. High blood sugar can lead to damage, abnormal blood vessel growth, and breaks in the small blood vessels in the back of the eye, which can in turn cause bleeding in the eye. You may experience this as floaters. An eye doctor can quickly determine the cause of your floaters. ...Read more
Time: Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time. Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Vitrectomy surgery markedly increases the risk of cataract formation and the small but real risk of retinal tear and detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living. ...Read more
"Serious" floaters.: Vitrectomy works for bad floaters. It carries risks like cataract, but may have reasonably good outcomes. Most floaters are not serious enough to warrant a vitrectomy. Of the floaters that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way. It is less invasive, but less effective also. Don't forget dilated exam first! ...Read more