Eye Floaters

Eye Floaters are tiny spots, specks, or spiderweb-looking objects in our eyes. They move around slightly like jelly. They do not do any harm to our eyes. Ask questions here about types of eye floaters, and treatments for them.

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Health
Eye Floaters

You see tiny lights almost like fireflies in your peripheral vision its almost like the rooms full of glitter just floating around its happened for the first time today just wondering whats up?

It can be a lot of things including nothing to worry about, the start of a migraine or more serious problems like floaters or a retinal detachment. If it worsens or persists you should see an eye doctor.

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Skin Cancer
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Cataracts
Eye Floaters

What is the hard lump on the inner corner near eye It is NOT on the eyelid just near the corner of the eye?

What it is is called milia. It is a keratin filled cyst. It is actually underneath the skin, so you can't pop it like a normal pimple. I've had two, both in the exact same spot. What is suggested is that you have it extracted (essentially popped) by a dermatologist. However, I did it at home using a sterile needle and clean hands. This could incur scarring or an infection, so I am not necessarily recommending home treatment. Also it hurts pretty bad and, honestly, it's hard to get the needle in the right spot since the skin on top is so tough. But it worked.

Prevention methods include mild exfoliation, less make-up (or better for you makeup and like products), and less sun exposure.

Causes include heredity, sloughed-off skin, sun exposure, and clogs due to oil, make-up, and the like.

In other words, it's harmless. You don't have cancer or any sort of disease. You basically have an annoying pimple.

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Eye Floaters

What might cause a black spot in your direct line of vision that does not go away?

On the information given, the most likely cause is a simple floater. This is a change in the vitreous humor of the eye which casts a shadow onto the retina. If this happens to be in the line of sight, it will move with the eye and always appear directly ahead. Floaters rarely indicate serious problems, and most people acquire a few over time, but a sudden fresh batch of floaters, especially if accompanied with any bright flashing lights in the vision, should be followed up medically for the UNLIKELY (2% max) chance of an early retinal detachment. Other causes of a spot in the direct line of vision are rarer but indicate a problem with the macula. This can be macular degeneration which is relatively common in the elderly, central serous maculopathy which is more common in younger people but is often self-resolving, localised macular haemorrhage and reaction to certain medications and drugs most commonly anti-malarials.

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Presbyopia
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Eye Floaters

What is calcium buildup behind the eye and will it cause problems?

to Calcium Build Up of the EyeI know from my experience calcium build up behind the eye will cause the eye to be very sore, red, watery and sometimes itchy. It feels like there is something there, depending how much there is. It's basically mountains of stuff that will cause the eye to also be dry. The reason why it waters is because it is trying to get rid of the calcium build up. This usually happens to people who have vision problems (like myself). It can surgically be removed, and it usually takes about a week to heal. Sometimes it can be healed with Polysporin for the Eye, and a fake tear drop called Refresh Luiquidgel or even Teargel. If it doesn't clear up with any of those items, go and see an eye specialist ASAP.
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Freshwater Aquariums
Eye Floaters

Can a black floater in your eye go away on its own?

I have several floaters in my right eye. I have seen an eye doctor who says that most of the time they are caused by stress. I have seen a reduction and have had several more show up depending on how stressed I seem to be. they can check for the floaters in a normal eye exam if it bugs you too much.

I have had this in both eyes for at least a decade. It does get slightly better in less stressful times. Apparently, this can be caused by very scary problems as retina detachment as well as general health issues like yeast overgrowth in the body. Since I tend to eat more sweets during stressful times, I have the feeling the floaties are yeast related.

Black floaters are sometimes tiny vessel hemorrhage ( mine being due to diabetes They never really go away They will pop up at any time My worst time is morning The black spot settle in the while you are laying flat.I was told to sleep in recliner sitting as straight as possible This does not let the spot float to the bottom when you get up there will be little if none temporally

Everyone has a string-like jelly substance in their eyes. Those strings sometimes get clumped together making a "floater". Most floaters are normal, but if you notice a lot of new floaters or see flashes of light, you should contact your Optometrist immediately. Flashes of light could be the early signs of a retinal detachment and the only way to save most of your vision is to get it taken care of immediately. You will have to go see an Ophthalmologist for laser surgery if that happens. The only way to actually get rid of normal floaters is to have a surgery where they suck out all of the jelly-like substance from your eye. It sounds seriously disgusting, but completely true. I have worked with Optometrist for 2 years now and I hear some nasty stuff.

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Floaters are generally cellular debris floating around in your eye near the retina where they cast a shadow and your eye projects these magnified shadows into space. We only notice these shadows if they float near the macula. If they float away from the macula we gradually loose site of them.

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Can black floaters mean serious eye problems?

If by floaters you mean the things you see when your eyes are relaxed than no...you are fine. If by floaters you mean spots in your eye it would depend on if there is alot of them or just a few. I think you should go to an eye doctor...

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Black Holes
Eye Floaters

What should you do if you have more than one black spot in your eye and impaired vision?

You should take an appointment with an Eye Doctor. Get it checked.

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Conditions and Diseases
Back Neck and Spine
Back Neck and Spinal Pain
Eye Floaters

Would neck pain cause wavey floaters in the eyes?

Yes. The main cause is sternomastoid muscle.

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Contact Lenses
Eye Floaters

As a contact lens wearer what does it mean if you get new veins growing in the white bit of the eye?

AnswerYour eyes are not getting enough oxygen. The situation should be rectified by either new contacts and/or reducing the amount of time that you wear the lenses on a daily basis. Continued growth of these vessels could cause serious problems.
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Eye Floaters

How long do eye floaters last?

they last forever

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Contact Lenses
Eye Floaters

Where can you donate unused acuvue contact lenses?

I had this question, too. I found a thread in a contact lens forum where it says you can donate them to an international non-profit called Madre that helps women. They want the lenses to have an expiration date that's at least six months after the date you send the lenses.

If you include your personal info, they'll send a certificate of receipt so you can write it off your taxes.

send it:

Helping Hands Coordinator

MADRE, an international women's human rights organization

121 West 27th st, #301

New York, NY 10001

I can't imagine they'd be able to use mine- I had astigmatism/toric lenses and the prescriptions are so precise. Also, my eyes were different. The chances of someone having those exact same crappy corneas is probably close to zero but oh well. I had Lasik. What am I gonna do with em now?

This article actually outlines the steps to take to donat contact lenses to MADRE

http://www.ehow.com/how_5130543_donate-contact-lenses.html

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Dieting and Weight Loss
Elements and Compounds
Macular Degeneration
Eye Floaters

What are some low sodium foods?

Some of the answers below are too broad to trust if you really need to restrict sodium. Take "white breads" as an example. There are many types of white bread that have a good deal of salt in them. If you need to know, check the food information on the package of anything you plan to buy. It is also a good idea to stay away from processed foods. Many foods are low in sodium in their natural forms, however the surest thing to do is again to check the nutrition label of the food products you buy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a database of nutrients for thousands of food products sold in the country (added to the links below) BREADS AND CEREALS * Cakes * Cooked cereals * Cookies * Crepes * Doughnuts * Graham crackers, and low-salt crackers * Granola * Macaroni, noodles, and spaghetti * Melba toast * Puffed rice, wheat * Regular rice * Shredded Wheat * Sugar-sweetened cereals * White breads * Whole grain breads MAIN DISHES * All unprocessed meats, fish, and poultry * Eggs * Peanut butter * Tuna (low-sodium or rinsed) DAIRY PRODUCTS * Cream cheese * Cream (half-and-half, sour, and whipping) * Custard * Ice cream * Low-salt cheeses * Milk (all kinds) * Monterey jack cheese * Mozzarella cheese * Non-dairy creamers * Ricotta cheese * Sherbet * Yogurt CONDIMENTS * Butter and margarine * Horseradish * Mustard * Worcestershire sauce * Spices and herbs * Tabasco sauce FRUITS AND VEGETABLES * All fresh or frozen vegetables * All fruits, and juices * Canned tomatoes * Rinsed canned vegetables * Tomato paste BEVERAGES * Beer, and wine * Coffee, and tea * Fruit drinks * Soda pop, and seltzer SNACKS * Candy (any kind) * Unsalted nuts * Unsalted popcorn, chips * Low-salt products without potassium substitutes

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Cataracts
Retinal Detachment
Eye Floaters

Are cataracts covered under workman's compensation?

I WORK CLOSELY ON A COMPUTER FOR AT LEAST 9 HOURS A DAY, AND HAVE DONE SO FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 5 YEARS. PRIOR TO TO THIS JOB I HAD NEVER HAD CATERACTS. AM I COVERED UNDER WORKMAN'S COMP IN FLORIDA?

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Glaucoma
Eye Floaters

What does it mean to have a thick gray circle around the coloring of your eyes?

Dr. Lylas Mogk (an ophthalmologist) replied to the same question on caring.com and answered:

"If the light blue iris ring you are seeing is at or near the margin between the iris (colored part of your eye) and the sclera (white part) and forms a large ring around that margin it is likely to be a deposit of cholesterol. It does not damaging to the eye and does not interfere with vision. This is very common in older individuals but if you are a young adult it may suggest high cholesterol. If the ring you are seeing is anywhere else on the iris other than following the outside margin, it should be checked."

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Macular Degeneration
Eye Floaters

What does it mean when a person has brown spots in their eye whites?

These are really common in people with dark skin. They are basically freckles (nevi) on the conjunctiva. It's only a concern if they show up suddenly or grow over time. See an optometrist if you're concerned.

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Eye Floaters

What are the detailed lines in an eye's iris?

An optical illusion, like a magic picture. If you stare at them really hard they will disappear.

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Eye Floaters

How do you remove a contact lens that is stuck to your eye?

Removing stuck contact lens can be difficult. Removing stuck contact lens can also be uncomfortable.

If you have a problem removing stuck contact lens, do not panic. Removing stuck contact lens can be relatively easy if you remain calm and have a plan.

Begin removing stuck contact lens by washing your hands and make sure the drain in the sink is closed. Put your index finger on your lower eyelid and pull the eyelid down. Continue removing stuck contact lens by touching the lower edge of the contact lens with the tip of a finger. Try removing stuck contact lens by looking up and trying to slide the lens down toward the white of your eye.

Removing stuck contact lens at this point can be tricky if it is truly stuck. Try looking up and holding the lens under your index finger. Move your thumb and try to compress the lens carefully between your thumb and index finger. Removing stuck contact lens may become rather aggravating so use some patience and try a few re-wetting drops.

When you are removing stuck contact lens and you wear hard contacts you can try using a plunger. You will not have any luck removing stuck contact lens if they are the soft variety.

Back to removing stuck contact lens of the hard variety with a plunger. This works well and is very effective. You moisten the cup of the plunger and place it right on top of the lens. The lens should be easily removed because it will stick to the plunger. Removing stuck contact lens this way usually is the best plan.

When you have soft contacts, removing stuck contact lens is a little trickier. You have to use your fingers and just keep lubricating your eye.

Removing stuck contact lens is not much fun but it can be done. If you really have a serious problem removing stuck contact lens, contact your ophthalmologist.

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Today I had two contact lenses in the same eye (don't ask) and could not get them out even with the help of some family members. They were stuck together and lubricating drops just got the pair to move together, but not out.

After watching the demo of professional contact lens removal tools over on good old YouTube, I got inspired and decided to use a pair of latex gloves. I kept them dry, touched the lenses, squeezed, and Bingo! out on the first try.

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Eye Floaters
Laser Eye Surgery

Are floaters in the eye dangerous?

Not in themselves, but:If the floaters you see in your eye are the insignificant ones that have been there, to one degree or another for your whole life, they likely present no danger. Though annoying, the vast majority of floaters are harmless, and there are ways to prevent them through proper diet.

If, however, new floaters suddenly appear marked by bright light spots or streaks and dark moving specks, this could be a sign of retinal detachment, which can cause permanent blindness if not treated immediately. An immediate visit to an ophthalmologist is recommended. If this condition has been ruled out by your doctor try this natural cure i have heard great reviews from it eyefloaterscure.siterubix.com

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Eye Floaters
Laser Eye Surgery

Can bleeding in the eye be stopped with laser treatment?

In some cases yes, but that's up to your opthomologist (specialist for eyes.)

herein is the answer found on vodvos.com:

1. what is the bleeding reason?

hypertension caused, diabetic retinopathy caused, retinal detachment, ealse disease or trauma?

2. hypertension, diabetic caused, if the bleeding is small, no severe vetreous body opacity, laser treatment is allowed.

3. retinal detachment and ealse disease need urgent surgery.

4. trauma, severe vetreous body opacity need vetrectomy surgery.

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Contact Lenses
Eye Floaters

Where can you donate unused contact lenses in UK?

You can donate contacts to charity shops like help the ages. Also your local opticians should or might have a box in which they recycle them.

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Blindness
Eye Floaters

How do you care for bleeding behind the eye?

Are you diabetic? You need to see an Ophthalmologist.

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Eye Floaters

How much is an eye exam at vision works?

It depends on the exam, but my friends says it costs a lot, but many people manage to pay for it.

I think it costs anywhere from 51-100 bucks but if you go to Visionwork's website there is a coupon for a 29 dollar eye exam plus other coupons for eyeglasses. Hope this helps:)

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Conditions and Diseases
Eyes
Eye Floaters

What should you take to stop eye floaters?

  • Though all Chinese Herbal Medicine is based on an appropriate diagnosis of the individual patient, there is one formula that can be used. Keep in mind that generally floaters are generally benign, the formula Qi Ju Di Huang Pian is often used for this condition if there dryness.
  • In Chinese medicine, eye floaters are typically attributed to a Liver imbalance, and you would take something like Free & Easy Wanderer Formula to soothe the Liver energy.
  • In addition to these great Chinese Medicine options, consider your entire diet.
    • Daily juicing of vegetables and fruits (preferably organic). A good recipe to prevent and reduce floaters: some combination of the following: garlic, parsley, beets, carrots, celery, parsnip, apple, raspberries (not too much fruit).
    • Supplement your diet with a good multivitamin formulated specifically for vision wellness.
    • For protein, emphasize fish, soy (in moderation), almonds, sunflower seed and sesame seeds. avoid meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products and most other nuts.
    • Eat brown rice and other whole grains instead of refined and processed grains (such as white bread and pasta).
    • Use unsulfered molasses and fruit juices for sweetening instead of white sugar, chocolate or honey. (Floaters are often caused by an overgrowth of yeast which is fueled by the consumption of sugar and alcohol.)
    • Drink rice, almond or soy milk, herb tea or unsweetened, diluted from fruit juices instead of coffee, tea, alcohol and dairy drinks.
    • Steam or bake foods instead of frying them.
    • Eat lots of vegetables, but avoid the nightshade family (e.g., tomatoes, green peppers, white potatoes and eggplant).
    • Minimize your use of salt.
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Pool Care and Cleaning
Eye Floaters
Tampons

How do you get brown spots off fiberglass stairs?

Try pouring some straight muriatic acid over them.

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Retinal Detachment
Eye Floaters
Laser Eye Surgery

How do you remove feviquick when it enter in eye?

fewi qwik in eyes for remove

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