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Offline alesha

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eye floaters
« on: June 03, 2014, 03:48:45 PM »
Anyone else have eye floaters? I've noticed one the passed couple weeks and its usually when im outside in the sun. Could this be anything bad?
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Re: eye floaters
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 04:00:58 PM »
Mine are annoying. Especially on white surfaces or sometimes screens. Nothing to worry about. Most people have them or eventually get them.

I get sparkly ones too! That caused me much worry until i heard they aren't anything serious either!
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Re: eye floaters
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 08:49:18 PM »
I've had them for 12 years....scared me at first but now I'm use to them
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Re: eye floaters
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 04:53:47 AM »
I have loads and have had them for years. Various Optometrists have told me they are entirely normal and your eyes should get used to them and therefore not notice them as much. I don't think they ever go away, you just get used to them being there. I notice them most when I look at a white wall or ceiling.

They're normal so don't worry (easier said that done for us HA worriers!)  :winking0008:
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Re: eye floaters
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 08:32:25 AM »
I've had them for several months.  Eye doc told me they were completely normal.  I've also read that, in time, your brain will learn to filter them out and you won't notice them anymore.  Personally, I believe that will take a lot longer for those of us who suffer from HA because once they are there obviously we tend to fixate on them.
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Re: eye floaters
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 09:43:52 AM »
I have had them for many years. As long as you have been checked out by an
Opthamologist, I would not worry.
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Re: eye floaters
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 04:55:58 PM »
The viscosity of the eye changes with age.  Sometimes small clumps of cells get "stuck" in the eyeball.  It's totally normal and happens to all of us.  You can't actually see the "floater" per say, what you are actually seeing is the shadow of them as light moves thru your eye to your retina.  Sometimes if mine are troublesome, I can "move" them by rapidly moving my eyes up and down (although it usually just makes me dizzy, and then I notice that more than the floaters.)

IF you have a BUNCH of them (and you will KNOW if it's a bunch, and not just a "new" one) that SUDDENLY appear, or if you have partial vision loss at the same time, THAT is a medical issue you need to get emergency assistance with.

Otherwise, they are just annoying things that happen when you are still on the sunny side of the dirt and still trudging along.  Your brain DOES "ignore" them after a while, but looking a the bright blue sky, a bright snow-scape in the winter, or sometimes a bright PC monitor will make them "jump out" at you more.
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