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Doctors, im 21 years old and i feel floaters around my eyes. Black spot and some of them are lines. How can I cure this? Is it dangerous? Please help.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Needs evaluation.

Black spots and lines in your vision need evaluation by an opthalmologist as they may indicate problems with your retina and could lead to blindness.
If these have been present for a while there is no urgency, but if these just showed up you should be seen as soon as reasonably possible.

In brief: Needs evaluation.

Black spots and lines in your vision need evaluation by an opthalmologist as they may indicate problems with your retina and could lead to blindness.
If these have been present for a while there is no urgency, but if these just showed up you should be seen as soon as reasonably possible.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Floaters

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.

In brief: Floaters

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.
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Three options

You need a dilated eye exam to establish that it is only floaters that are the cause of your concern.
Some floaters are normal. If exam is normal, then you can live with floaters safely. If you just can't, some might consider laser, others vitrectomy. Remember, however, there are risks with every surgical procedure. Laser is sometimes not effective and vitrectomy causes cataracts. See a doc.

In brief: Three options

You need a dilated eye exam to establish that it is only floaters that are the cause of your concern.
Some floaters are normal. If exam is normal, then you can live with floaters safely. If you just can't, some might consider laser, others vitrectomy. Remember, however, there are risks with every surgical procedure. Laser is sometimes not effective and vitrectomy causes cataracts. See a doc.
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