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What to do if you have floaters in your eye?

What to do if you have floaters in your eye?

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 more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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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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Do you know what causes floaters in your eyes?

Do you know what causes floaters in your eyes?

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

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Why do you get spots in front of your eyes?

Why do you get spots in front of your eyes?

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

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Do your eyes get bloodshot when you do coke?

Do your eyes get bloodshot when you do coke?

Can't say for sure: But since Cocaine constructs blood vessels, if anything it would make them less red. Of course, that would still be a terrible reason to do coke...Just sayin'. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get an eye lash in your eye and you can't get it out?

What should you do if you get an eye lash in your eye and you can't get it out?

Wet Q tip: If you wet a Q tip & get it soggy, you can drag it across the eye and the lash should adhere to it. Then just remove it. Don't try it with a dry q tip. If all else fails see a doc. ...Read more

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Please explain what do you do when you get hit in the eye?

Please explain what do you do when you get hit in the eye?

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

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What should you do if you get chemicals in the eye?

What should you do if you get chemicals in the eye?

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

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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

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 more

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Why do your eyes get red when you cry?

Why do your eyes get red when you cry?

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

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What do you call the sunglasses that you get after getting your eyes dilated at the eye doctor?

What do you call the sunglasses that you get after getting your eyes dilated at the eye doctor?

"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 more

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Why do your eyes change colors when you go blind?

Why do your eyes change colors when you go blind?

Blind: They don't always change color when a person goes blind, but an opaque cornea will turn the front of the eye white. Also, cataract can turn the pupil dark yellow, brown, or white. Are you blind? Did someone tell you that your eye color changed? ...Read more

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If you have hydrocephalus and you see floaters when you cloose your eyes dovthat mean blindness?

If you have hydrocephalus and you see floaters when you cloose your eyes dovthat mean blindness?

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 more

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Do eye doctors check your cornea when you get your eyes examined?

Do eye doctors check your cornea when you get your eyes examined?

Yes: The cornea is one of many eye parts that are examined during a eye exam. ...Read more

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Do your eyes get red when you cry?

Do your eyes get red when you cry?

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 more

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Why do your eyes sting when you get tired?

Why do your eyes sting when you get tired?

Dry: Your eyes are most likely getting try. Try some over the counter artificial tears when this happens and see if things get better. ...Read more

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What do you do if you get herpes in the eye?

What do you do if you get herpes in the eye?

See ophthalmologist: You need to be seen by and treated by an ophthalmologist. This may turn into or be a recurring problem. Take it seriously, you can permanently loose vision and possibly go blind from herpes to the eye. ...Read more

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What happens when you don't have rods in your eyes? Do you still see in color?

What happens when you don't have rods in your eyes?  Do you still see in color?

Yes, but...: Disorders with loss of the rods will greatly affect vision, especially in low light situations, but color vision is not significantly affected. ...Read more

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What do you do if you look at the computer so much that your vision is blurry and your eyes hurt a bit?

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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What will happen if you get vodka in your eye?

Not much: The alcohol content will "burn" but not cause any permanent damage --- flushing the eye with water or an eye moisturizing solution should be all that is needed ...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