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Old 08-18-2018, 02:37   #11
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You will probably get a kick out of this........... when I was little, I had floaters quite often. I always thought I was super special and had extra ordinary eyesight, that I could actually see the bacteria or germs crossing my corneas!!!

I never even heard of "floaters" till sometime after I got out of high school. But the older I've gotten, the less they have occurred. Nowadays, it's rare that I have them at all.

I do get that "Vaseline Vision" a lot though. Sometimes at work I will have to sit there and stare at the monitor till it comes back into focus.

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I noticed what looked like a crooked piece of black string moving around a few months ago. I'm 65. I went to my optometrist to see what it was & when I described it to the receptionist, she said, "That's a "floater...very common as we age & there is no treatment for them, so it's no use wasting $50.00 for an eye exam." They develop when the fluid in the eyeball dries as we age & breaks off into pieces, then floats around. She said she has them, too & she's only 40. Then the lady that fits glasses came over to the reception desk & described her floaters, too. She said, "When you move your eye, they seem to dart away as if they're trying to hide." Exactly what I experience. She said it's aging - nothing to do with diabetes. They are more noticeable in brighter light like a computer screen.

I also have dry eye; I'm not sure if it's related, but I've researched floaters & it doesn't say there is a connection; just aging. And I also occasionally will see a flash of white that seems to shoot around in a circle when I move my head or my eyeball quickly. That comes & goes; it's not constant like floaters.
I've since noticed several more. And a friend who is 80 told me she has "a whole bunch" of them.
It's sorta like tinnitus - there are times when you notice them & times when you don't.


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And I also occasionally will see a flash of white that seems to shoot around in a circle when I move my head or my eyeball quickly. That comes & goes; it's not constant like floaters.
Not to sound scary but: That sounds like vitreous detachment. Mine wasn't anything serious, but BH had that right before his torn retina.

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I have light coloured floaters, had them since I was a kid. But, knowing that we can be prone to retinopathy, imagine my horror when I got a bunch of black ones in my right eye!! A panicked visit to my optometrist.. he tells me that the vitreous in my eye has detached in a couple of places and that soon enough my brain will stop registering that theres anything there. That was true of most of them but I have one that just wont disappear. I'm going to see an opthalmologist soonish to see what he says. I dont really want surgery. I just thank heavens its not retinal damage. The black is actually a shadow falling on the retina, from the detached bit. yuck.

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I have light coloured floaters, had them since I was a kid. But, knowing that we can be prone to retinopathy, imagine my horror when I got a bunch of black ones in my right eye!! A panicked visit to my optometrist.. he tells me that the vitreous in my eye has detached in a couple of places and that soon enough my brain will stop registering that theres anything there. That was true of most of them but I have one that just wont disappear. I'm going to see an opthalmologist soonish to see what he says. I dont really want surgery. I just thank heavens its not retinal damage. The black is actually a shadow falling on the retina, from the detached bit. yuck.
That's scary. If you still have the retina tear, you want to take care of that ASAP. I read that retina tears, if not taken care of, can result in detachment.

A friend of mine said that she started to see a black spot, and it was blocking her view. It wasn't a floater. It would just appear and then disappear. It ended up being a retina tear and needed surgery right away.

I've had floaters for a long time, but they were in my peripheral. This new one sort of floats in my line of vision, then it settles, but if I move my eyes in another direction, there it goes floating in my line of vision.

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That's scary. If you still have the retina tear, you want to take care of that ASAP. I read that retina tears, if not taken care of, can result in detachment.
Thats correct. But mine is NOT a retina tear. Its vitreous detachment. Quite different. Annoying but not much more.

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Thats correct. But mine is NOT a retina tear. Its vitreous detachment. Quite different. Annoying but not much more.
Glad you didn't have a retinal tear. My BH had a tear after a vitreous detachment and had to have laser surgery.
Vitreous detachment can be a precursor to a retinal tear/detachment. My last eye exam the ophthalmologist could see where I had a vitreous detachment in both eyes--I only noticed one.

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Anyone else battling eye floaters? Are there any remedies that don't include laser surgery?

I have had them for decades, but I don't have cataracts, oddly enough. I am 62 and I figured that the floaters were a precursor to something worse. Nope.

I just had an eye exam, and my eyes at 62 are just like they were at 12.
{They went south on me when I was 12, and it was bad and sudden. But after that--nothing. Now that is strange, something should have changed, but it did not.}

I don't think that floaters would require surgery, that is usually done for something more serious.

Remedies, no; but beta carotene, with vitamin A might help. I used to take big doses of both, to improve my night vision, and it worked.
But that is something to be careful about, I think that it can become toxic, if it is over-used. That would take a lot of doses though--a whole lot.


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Anyone else battling eye floaters? Are there any remedies that don't include laser surgery?

I have had them for decades, but I don't have cataracts, oddly enough. I am 62 and I figured that the floaters were a precursor to something worse. Nope.

I just had an eye exam, and my eyes at 62 are just like they were at 12.
{They went south on me when I was 12, and it was bad and sudden. But after that--nothing. Now that is strange, something should have changed, but it did not.}

I don't think that floaters would require surgery, that is usually done for something more serious.

Remedies, no; but beta carotene, with vitamin A might help. I used to take big doses of both, to improve my night vision, and it worked.
But that is something to be careful about, I think that it can become toxic, if it is over-used. That would take a lot of doses though--a whole lot.
What's odd though is that my night vision has now gotten better than my day vision. The floater doesn't bother me at night like it does during the day.

I read about the supplement Taurine. Some people said it helped lessen their floaters. I'm only dealing with one in particular. My other floaters have never floated in my line of vision like this new one. It's very annoying .

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