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Causes Of Eye Floaters
See eye dr: Floaters are usually a normal change that occurs in your eye over time, however they can sometimes be associated with a retinal tear. There really isn't any way for you to tell the difference so we always tell our pts to see their ophthalmologist right away to ensure there are no problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Syneresis: is the name of the process of breakdown of the jelly in the eye. This occurs as the eye ages. As it does, pockets of liquid form within the jelly. The formerly invisible jelly now becomes visible. This makes the floaters you see. Uncommonly, floaters are caused by an infection or bleeding in the eye. People with new floaters should get a prompt eye exam. ...Read more
Several reasons: "spots" in front of the eyes can be caused by floaters (small bits of gel floating in the back of the eye), a temporary decrease in the amount of blood reaching the eyes, and stimulation of the retina (by rubbing the eyes or even a retinal tear or detachment). If you continually see spots, see an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Xs tearing: This is a variant of normal usually. ...Read more
Wish you had ducked: Depends upon the type of hit. Was it a fist or softball in which case most of the energy will be absorbed by the bone. Ot was it a squash ball or flying debris like a metal fragment. Then the eye could be damaged and needs attention. If you can see well then probably you are OK. If the vision is compromised, or there is pus, or too much swelling, then see your ophthalmologist ...Read more
Wash it out: the best thing tondo is wash the eye out ASAP! This will remove the chemical including and solid material and will neutralize it's effect. Prompt treatment with washing can, in some cases, save your vision! If your eye stops burning, that may be all that is necessary. However, if it is an alkali, especially, or an acid, you should consult a physician as these chemicals are more serious. ...Read more
Im 16 yrs old. Why would I get floaters in both my eyes suddenly? My eye doc looked around really good and said I have healthy eyes, and wasnt worried
Usually normal: Most people notice the fibrils of collagen in the vitreous humor of the eye as floaters. Myodesopsia is normal and occurs because the fibrils cast a shadow on the retina. After a while, your brain ignores them, and they seem to disappear. They sometimes occur in certain eye diseases. See an eye doctor if you are concerned or if the floaters appear as many small dots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red eyes: This is actually a very good question and it would seem like the answer would be simple and straight forward. The most likely cause is related to a valsalva maneuver. When we cry, we often hold our breath somewhat and this retards the flow of blood into the lungs and increases back pressure on the venous side of our circulation. This causes blood vessels to be engorged, including the eye. ...Read more
"Post-mydriatic": Mydriasis is pupillary dilation and without pupillary constriction, bright lights can dazzle you or even cause a temporary bleaching of the retina. Pharmacologic dilation for diagnostic testing and examination can last 3 or more hours, depending on the drops used and the color of your eyes, with lighter colors lasting longer. The near vision is typically more impaired than the distance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Separate problems. : No, the two are unrelated. Floaters can mean retinal tear or detachment and should be checked out with a dilated retinal examination. Hydrocephalus results in papilledema or swelling of the optic nerve. The retina is not directly involved in hydrocephalus. Each of these diagnoses has it's own implications and should be dealt with individually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequently, yes: The tears produced by crying can be somewhat irritating to the eyes, because they are not the typical minute to minute tears that lubricate the eye (they are more like "reflex tearing", or tearing in response to something getting in the eye). Plus, with actual crying, there tends to be increased facial congestion and some degree of eye rubbing, which can worsen the redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you do if you look at the computer so much that your vision is blurry and your eyes hurt a bit?
Look at it less: While a flippant answer, it's actually the key to preserving eye health. Tiring of the eye muscles can lead to headaches or blurred vision, and the best way to overcome it is to give the eyes a break. Every 45-60 minutes, get away from the screen and walk around, which will also help your heart health. If blurring continues, you may need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more
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