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Will looking at the computer too much make you see eye floaters?

Will looking at the computer too much make you see eye floaters?

Yes: If u are seeing floaters take superoxide dismutase 12000 units twice daily for 1 week if it persists see ur doc. ...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 ...Read more


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In 3rd trimester and started noticing eye floaters while doing computer work - cause for concern?

In 3rd trimester and started noticing eye floaters while doing computer work - cause for concern?

Yes: In the third trimester the sudden appearance of visual changes is cause for concern. If floaters, there should be no major problem. However, some women mistake flashes of light or "stars" for floaters. Seeing bright or flashing lights is a sign of something more serious like high blood pressure. An OB provider should called and/or a woman should be seen immediately on labor & delivery for BP check. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: 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 flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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Had eye exam 3 months ago everything was fine, last few weeks experiencing lot of floaters especially on a computer can vision change quickly or can this be due allergies or something else?

Had eye exam 3 months ago everything was fine, last few weeks experiencing lot of floaters especially on a computer can vision change quickly or can this be due allergies or something else?

Update on floaters: Most floaters in the vision as you described are benign & not of concern except as a nuisance. However, if increasing or associated with flashes of light or any dark patches such as a "curtain" then evaluation by your eye MD is needed for risks of retinal damage. If symptoms are worsening, time can be of the essence. Also, dehydration or eye rubbing can contribute to the symptoms so avoid these. ...Read more

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Will my eye floaters go away?

Will my eye floaters go away?

Not likely: Eye floaters r little pieces of solidified fluid that the eye globe is filled with (vitreous fluid). When they form, they float around and you will only be aware of them when they float in front of that part of the retina (optic nerve) that is the focus of light that allows us to see. They generally don't go away, and once u know what they are, may not be too bothersome. C eye doc annually. ...Read more

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How do you live with eye floaters?

How do you live with eye floaters?

You just do, unless?: Floaters commonly and gradually develop over ones' life. They may be a nuisance, but adaptation to them is the norm. Unless a sudden occurrence of floaters with erratic light flashes &/or dark curtain blocking part of vision, then floaters are observed. If you do experience the above, then seek an eye md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

Vitreous Floaters: The back part of the eye is filled with clear jelly-like substance called vitreous. As it begins to liquefy over time, some of the fibers and debris become visible, particularly against a white background. New floaters and a change in your normal pattern of floaters can be a sign a of retinal damage or a pvd. You should get checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you minimize seeing eye floaters?

Floaters: Floaters are most easily seen on a clear day against a clear background. They are less visible in dim light or on a cloudy day. Sunglasses may help. There is no medicine or eye drop to get rid of floaters, and surgery is not recommended. Most floaters will improve with time. ...Read more

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How many people (%) experience eye floaters?

How many people (%) experience eye floaters?

100%: Sooner or later, we all get this due to degeneration of the vitreos gel. If it occurs suddenly, especially with flashes, see ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm seeing eye floaters?

What does it mean if I'm seeing eye floaters?

Floaters: Are very common in adults. They are typically caused by aging changes of the vitreous jelly that fills the back of our eyes. When this degeneration occurs, small pockets of liquid develop and the jelly pulls away from the retina (the lining of the back of the eye). A small piece of tissue gets pulled away (the floater). If this has developed recently, see your eye doctor to rule out problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one to get eye floaters from pain?

Is it possible for one to get eye floaters from pain?

1/: No. Floaters do not cause pain. However, you should see your ophthalmologist for this, as it is a signal that you may have a tear in your retinal, which may require treatment with a laser. ...Read more

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What kind of medication can you take for eye floaters?

None I'm aware of.: Floaters are these small concretions that float about the vitreous fluid of the globe of the eye; they are quite common, some people are not aware they have them, but there are times quite noticeable when they float in front of the macula or the area of the retina where sight is focused. ...Read more

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How common are eye floaters for people in their thirties?

Common: Floaters are common in all age groups. New floaters should have a medical evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Do you know how to reduce eye floaters that are bothering me?

Do you know how to reduce eye floaters that are bothering me?

Nothing to be done.: Eye floaters are a normal aging change of the interior of the eye. These normal floaters are rarely so debilitating that they would need to be removed by a process called vitrectomy. However, some floaters might be a sign of more dangerous problems such as bleeding from diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment or inflammations of the eye interior. Any sudden change in floaters requires an exam. ...Read more

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Eye floaters and flashing lights, can the lights cause you to have floaters?

Eye floaters and flashing lights, can the lights cause you to have floaters?

Vitreous detachment: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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What is the cure for eye floaters?

What is the cure for eye floaters?

"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

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Are my eye floaters stress-related?

Floaters: Eye floaters are not typically stress related. They are usually related to thickening of the jelly in the back of the eye which occurs with age, trauma, near-sightedness, inflammation. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I see spots and eye floaters?

Why do I see spots and eye floaters?

Due to vitreous cell: We can see the cells that are floating in our vitreous, occasionally in a bright day. But if anyone develops vitreous detachment, the floaters are more commonly seen and they are more in number. Also people with disease of posterior part of their eyes may have more floaters. Like patients with diabetes, who has had bleeding in their eyes. ...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