Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Minh Lam, Apr 11, 2006.
ANyone else have them? . I suppose its not the end of the world.
I'm not sure what that is. Can you enlighten me?
Are they serious?
Under normal circumstances, eye floaters are absolutely nothing to worry about. Everyone experiences them from time to time and they cause no ill effects.
When should I start to get worried?
Specks in front of the eyes are normally clearly visible when looking into a light background. However, if they start becoming visible in every background, suddenly increase in number and are accompanied by any loss of vision, it is vital that immediate medical advice is sought. This could be an early sign of retinal detachment.
If the retina has become detached or has a hole in it, you will begin to experience flashing lights before your eyes and you will also be aware of numerous floaters. These two symptoms will be accompanied by a loss of vision, so urgent medical advice is necessary. Surgery is required to seal any holes in the retina, or to re-attach the retina to the back of the eyeball.
So, do you have them really bad like the above description?
I have definitely had the non-serious type, myself.
It has to be so annoying to have that constantly though.
I was born with some as far as i remember. When you look up into the sky you notice what you think is dust particles on your eye balls moving around.
But they are actually the break away parts of the Vitreous (gel fluid) little pieces that float around inside your eyeball.
But when the you get "posterior Vitreous Detachment" sometimes you get more floaters. Worse case scenario people get a shower of floaters.
Sad. Lucky I havent had a shower.
I have probably about 6 or so I can count. maybe I am just feeling down so I am worrying about them.
Oh wow.... Sorry you suffer with that.
how long you had yours for? Its like looking at little clear planktons in a sea documentary. haha
You know, I never even really thought anything of them, as they've never been severe or serious enough to bother me, but I am thinking it's been close to my whole life. I'm 35.
The other thing that I get, more frequently is "auras" of spots when I am about to get a migraine. That is worse to me than the floaters.
im not sure if the poster had floaters, at any rate you are not alone, into suffering from this kind of eye problem. Eye problems suck to say the least, you rely daily on your vision, the best advice i can give is to try to ignore them, or hopefully a remedy is available? Not sure but you might want to consult an eye doctor about it.
Yeah I mean there are people out there worse off. But its just sad and I tend to panic sometimes when things change. I hate it but i guess its part of ageing.
Im 28. And things just get worse. joint aches, hair loss, vision deterioation, hearing deteriotation, other silly stuff.
The aura of spots you get are they only there when you look at bright lights or anything when the migraine come
I have always had floaters. But probably feeling down because I "think" I have a few more with the onset of prosterior Vitreous Detachment. I am booked into an eye specialist "opthamologist" Next tuesday 18th. To double check and get a second opinion as the optometrist has already checked and she says things should be fine and wont get worse.
Same. I have a "floater" in my right eyeball....didn't even know it had a name until now. Don't notice it usually unless I pay attention.
I get the migraine symptoms sometimes too...the whole flashing light show turns up about 15 minutes before all hell breaks loose.
The floaters will settle to the lower part of your eye. Still, have a yearly check-up with a spcialist.
I have floaters, and everything I see is covered with... what looks like colored television static. All the time. Just get over it. As long as your doctor says you ain't goin blind... why worry? No biggie.
I get some from time to time. That stinks, dood Talk to a doc, but it shouldn't get much worse.
I have them all the time. I usually see them when I am chilling daydreaming otherwise I don't notice them
No, it doesn't have to be bright lights or anything. They just start, like little sparkly dots flying around at the onset of a migraine.
Sounds like you are seeing stars . Similar to when you get hit hard or abit of head trauma. Bright dots that move around.
Hmm have you had the migraines checked out? Maybe some kind of pressure on your head.
Although sometimes there IS a trigger...like I'd accidentally stare into a bright light when I wake up or something. My cousin shares the exact same symptoms, so this is a common thing I suppose.
Migraines = suck.
They reeeeeeally do.
I don't get them often, but I do get ALL kinds of other headaches quite often and it's been like that since I was a kid. Several years back I had to leave work and go to an urgent care facility because my head was just all kinds of fucked up, a couple of times. ( I think they were calling those Neuro-Ocular headaches, I don't remember for sure)
I have some scoliosis in my neck, it doesn't curve the way it's supposed to, and I think that is a major reason for my headaches.
I hate the migraines more than any of the other ones because they make me puke, and render me pretty much helpless during the worst of it. I can usually go a day or two with it before I am puking and pretty well paralyzed in pain. That is all IF I don't catch the migraine right at the onset with some medication.
damn ebbnflo. Im sorry to hear, I guess we all think we always have it worse but there are always someone out there suffering some physical problem that has just appeared or been congenital.
Sometimes its good to realise you dont suffer alone when some complete stranger has teh same problems. I wish upon no one to suffer anything though.
yeah, well, I deal. It could always be worse. I am not disfigured with scoliosis, but I have a friend who is severely, like she's a foot shorter than she should be because of it. She's preparing for a WHOLE BUNCH of surgery coming up. So, my little neckbones that are kinda straight where they should curve are no big deal in comparison.
Everybody's got some kind of "thing".
Hopefully you will not have severe degeneration or anything, and perhaps if it's checked out in time, what you have going on with your eyes now, can be resolved. I dunno. I am not well educated about that condition.
Try not to worry too much.
I had about four migranes as a kid and I would get these spots as well before the migrane appeared. I referred to them as blind spots since they essentially were small blind spots. I never saw a doctor about them since they stopped happening and were quite infrequent.
I didn't have any sort of issue that would promote them to occur.
What does your doc say about the migranes and why they happen?
The cause has never really been discussed. I am thinking it's most likely stress, judging from the times I have had them. Lucky me, I had a migraine this week.