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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.

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

Is it common to see some eye floaters when looking at the sky?

Yes, sometimes: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor.

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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.

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Eye floaters what does it mean when I see light flashes?

Eye floaters what does it mean when I see light flashes?

Retina needs exam: Floaters are usually a very benign finding and a normal aging change as the vitreous jelly in the eye pulls away from the retina. Floaters are potentially more worrisome as it often indicates the vitreous jelly is pulling on the retina and may be a sign of a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You need to schedule an eye exam to include dilation of your pupils to examine the entire retina.

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I have eye floaters, will it affect my ability to see iphone?

I have eye floaters, will it affect my ability to see iphone?

Shouldn't: Any floater (s) large enough to obstruct the viewing of your iPhone should be seen by an ophthalmologist. Most floaters are small and will not affect this ability.

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Does everyone have eye floaters only some can see them and some others brains just ignore them?

Common presence: Floaters are common, especially in older folks. They must be distinguished from visual phenomena due to normal circulation which are not floaters. Most get tolerant of floaters and learn to ignore them although in the right light they can be re-visualized.

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Do people without eye floaters see perfectly clear when looking at the sky? No debris or opacities whatsoever?

Do people without eye floaters see perfectly clear when looking at the sky? No debris or opacities whatsoever?

Floaters: You may see the floaters most easily when looking at a clear sky or background in good light-- there is no easy way to get rid of them-- in time, they will be absorbed by the eye, but that may take years...

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Can you tell me the eye floaters that I see when I stare at stuff. Whenever I try to look at them they move away. What are they?

Can you tell me the eye floaters that I see when I stare at stuff. Whenever I try to look at them they move away. What are they?

Vitreous changes: The back part of the eye is filled with a fluid called vitreous. This changes consistency with age and is the main cause of floaters.

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W/ eye floaters is it possible to have only 1 eye floater? I see 1 black wisp thing. Everyday for a month BUT not all day. Typing this I don't see it.

W/ eye floaters is it possible to have only 1 eye floater? I see 1 black wisp thing. Everyday for a month BUT not all day. Typing this I don't see it.

NO uncommon: Floaters can come and go. This is usually proteinaceous material. It is in the jelly like material in the eye. It will go up and down. Have the eye doctor check you out to make sure you are ok. Best wishes.

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20 and have had sudden eye floaters and see wave ripples never had and not normal all of sudden. 2 opthalmologist said eyes were perfect so what else?

20 and have had sudden eye floaters and see wave ripples never had and not normal all of sudden. 2 opthalmologist said eyes were perfect so what else?

Floaters: New Floaters can be due to: vitreous changes, vitreous detachment, migraine (with or without headache), retinal hole, tear, retinal detachment, tumor, parasite. Have you had a headache? Consult with us to help solve this issue.

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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.

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I only see eye floaters when im outside?

I only see eye floaters when im outside?

Bright light: Floaters don't come and go. Sometimes the ambient light is brighter and enables you to perceive them. An eye evaluation is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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I see a good bit of eye floaters when I look in the sky, what to do?

Schedule an eye exam: Floaters can represent various conditions from benign to serious. The most important thing is to schedule an eye exam to rule out a tear in the retina.

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If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am I going to see more as I age?

If I have about a dozen of eye floaters at the age of 20, am I going to see more as I age?

May be: Vitreous is like a jelly inside the eye that changes with advancement of age. Typically the change happens after age of 50. If the person had surgery, trauma or myopia then the change could happen earlier. The vitreous changes may lead to more floaters. If the person suddenly experience many floaters with flashing light and change in vision then he/she needs to see an ophthalmologist asap.

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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