eye floaters, little specks in eye

eye floaters, little specks in eye

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anyone

United States

#1 Jul 27, 2012
does anyone know of a cure for eye floaters? my mom has them and they are so annoying. surgery is not suggested. said makes eyes worse and can cause cataracts. these are little black specks in her eye. really impairs ones eyesight.
help
Jeremy

Daniels, WV

#2 Jul 27, 2012
i have had them my whole life.
can be annoying sometimes. Especially when you are in a brightly lit room or outdoors on a sunny day.
ANYONE

United States

#3 Jul 27, 2012
Jeremy wrote:
i have had them my whole life.
can be annoying sometimes. Especially when you are in a brightly lit room or outdoors on a sunny day.
What can be done/ did you go to a doctor? any web sites to go to. desperate
thin mint

Ardsley, NY

#4 Jul 27, 2012
anyone wrote:
does anyone know of a cure for eye floaters? my mom has them and they are so annoying. surgery is not suggested. said makes eyes worse and can cause cataracts. these are little black specks in her eye. really impairs ones eyesight.
help
If she'd stop letting guys bust a nut in her eyes, then that crap wouldn't be floating around in there.
Travis

Huntington, WV

#5 Jul 27, 2012
This cannot be corrected by surgery. The eye is filled with a clear jelly, called a vitreous. The vitreous is filled with proteins, which get reflected as the light passes through the eye - causing floaters. I have a detached vitreous, meaning that my floater density is REALLY high. All a detached vitreous means is that the jelly ripped apart from my eye over time... becoming sort of deflated.

I've had this for about ten years now. At first I thought I was going blind. I could not see a thing. In fact, all I could see were black flashes over and over again. It settled down once the vitreous detached, and now I am in floater heaven.

I have two tips:

1. Get transitions lenses. It will help reduce the contrast of your sight, which is usually what makes floaters more obvious.

2. She'll get used to it. When it comes to dealing with floaters, one has to train their brain not to look in the foreground - but to focus on what is beyond that. A good way to do that is to read books. Black text on a white background, but do it under a bright bright light. This will help her teach her brain to ignore the floaters. Do that every day for about 2 hours, for 2 or so months and this issue will likely be a thing of the past.

Level 4

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6 Jul 27, 2012
thin mint wrote:
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If she'd stop letting guys bust a nut in her eyes, then that crap wouldn't be floating around in there.
Thin Mint...where do I start...you think you are funny, but listen hun...You are just ignorant, keep your head up Sunshine, the bus will be by soon to pick you up and take you to Happy Town :P
thin mint

Ardsley, NY

#7 Jul 27, 2012
Stop the madness2 wrote:
<quoted text>Thin Mint...where do I start...you think you are funny, but listen hun...You are just ignorant, keep your head up Sunshine, the bus will be by soon to pick you up and take you to Happy Town :P
Aww come on, you laughed a little. No?? You're just a prude then...
anyone

United States

#8 Jul 27, 2012
Travis wrote:
This cannot be corrected by surgery. The eye is filled with a clear jelly, called a vitreous. The vitreous is filled with proteins, which get reflected as the light passes through the eye - causing floaters. I have a detached vitreous, meaning that my floater density is REALLY high. All a detached vitreous means is that the jelly ripped apart from my eye over time... becoming sort of deflated.
I've had this for about ten years now. At first I thought I was going blind. I could not see a thing. In fact, all I could see were black flashes over and over again. It settled down once the vitreous detached, and now I am in floater heaven.
I have two tips:
1. Get transitions lenses. It will help reduce the contrast of your sight, which is usually what makes floaters more obvious.
2. She'll get used to it. When it comes to dealing with floaters, one has to train their brain not to look in the foreground - but to focus on what is beyond that. A good way to do that is to read books. Black text on a white background, but do it under a bright bright light. This will help her teach her brain to ignore the floaters. Do that every day for about 2 hours, for 2 or so months and this issue will likely be a thing of the past.
certainly do appreciate your input. respect your intellect. thank you much.
Level 8

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#9 Jul 27, 2012
is her blood pressure ok?.........eye floaters usually mean blood pressure
Richard

Maple Ridge, Canada

#10 Aug 18, 2012
Do not listen to these silly posters who pretend they are medical experts. THEY CAN BE TREATED.
The problem is finding a Doctor who will agree to do the surgery (vitrectomy). Please google "floaters UK daily mail" and you will find an interesting article from Britain where the procedure has been refined to make it safer.

Level 5

Since: Oct 11

Proctorville, OH

#11 Aug 18, 2012
Certain medications can cause floaters. If they are very pronounced, this may be why. Have her see an opthalmologist if she isn't already. They will take a look at her meds and also give her a complete exam, which could reveal other serious medical conditions. They also may prescribe other meds or supplements (such as fish oil).

Good luck.
wondering

Lynchburg, VA

#12 Aug 18, 2012
I have floaters to and was told to take fish oil capsules also have had them for about 20 yrs

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