Developed eye floaters all of a sudden in both eyes/what doctor do I see?

See a retina doctor. New-onset floaters, especially when accompanied by flashing lights and/or decreased vision, is considered an ophthalmic emergency. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination immediately -preferably a retina specialist. If this turns out to be a retinal detachment, you have a limited amount of time to have it repaired in order to prevent severe vision loss.
Depends. You should see a doctor who will dilate your eyes for examination of the retina. Sometimes, sudden floaters may accompany or precede the development of a tear in the retina. A retinal tear can rapidly progress to a retinal detachment so see your local eye specialist. Many optometrists carry out this exam and so do all ophthalmologists. A retinal specialist can both examine and treat.

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Why overnight would I see a bunch of dark and clear strands of floaters in both eyes. 2 eye doctors looked at them and said my eyes are fine.

They are looking at. your retina, back of your eye to make sure you don't have retinal/macular tears/posterior vitreal detachment, in which the first sign can be a veil of floaters. When you're sleeping the floaters always go to the lowest spot, and when you sit up and awaken, they should float out of your visual axis (your view). So, if 2 eye doctors have cleared you, especially an ophthalmologist, you should be safe. Read more...

I'm 16. Suddenly got floaters in both eyes. Eye doc says its fine. What could cause this, like could there be underlying causes that she couldnt see?

Probably not floater. At your age, bilateral true floaters would be extremely unusual. More likely you are seeing entoptics also known as flying corpuscles. These are a normal viewing of the blood circulation in your eyes and should appear the same in each eye. If your vision is fine and there is no history of trauma or inherited disease, then this is the explanation. Otherwise see an ophthalmologist for 2nd opinio. Read more...

I went to eye doc a month ago for floaters. Eyes were fine. Now I see starbursts in both eyes and blurred vision in right. Anxiety?

See a neurologist. These symptoms may represent anxiety, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142731-overview. Read more...
Have parents set up. a visit to your regular doctor to see if overall this is something that could be medical or if indeed you need a referral to a child psychiatrist or a therapist. And by all means do not let anyone prescribe benzodiazepines like valium, xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, or clonazepam- as they are addictive and lack medical evidence of effectiveness as a mainstay to treat anxiety. Take care. Read more...

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my eye floaters until I can see a doctor?

Eye floaters. There is no otc, nor rx treatment for eye floaters. It's caused by breakdown of retinal blood vessels and the body just has to reabsorb them. Read more...
Not really. Floaters are essentially membrane fragments and debris in the fluids in the back of the eye. Most are benign but they may be the first sign of a retinal detachment. If you have them and also light flashes or diminution of vision you need an ophthalmologist to see you right away. There are no retail items that are helpful for floaters. Read more...

Got a cut below my eyebrows a few days ago. Went to doctor and got it glued back together. As it's healing I have been starting to see eye floaters.

See ophthalmologist. The cut seems to be doing fine, but the force of the blow to make the cut might have impacted the eye leading to disruption of the fluids in the back. There is a small risk of retinal detachment when new floaters develop. At your age this is not common but serious if it does happen. Check with an ophthalmologist very soon and get this looked at. Read more...