Anxiety and my eyes

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Hi guys,

Just looking for some reassurance really...

Recently came off my Citalopram for anxiety (stupid idea!)

I've had a few eye floaters since I was a teenager, always have my eyes checked every couple years etc

Now I'm convinced I've got more than I usually had and I'm seeing them ALL the time. It's all I can focus on sad loads of lines, squiggles, dots...

Has anyone else had these with anxiety and found they get better with time ?

Am worried they are just going to keep appearing til I can hardly no longer see!

Thanks for any advice


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    Always get an eye exam if worried. Thats not something you ignore EVER. Floater and squiggles are annoying but you want to just make sure all is healthy in your eyes. Doesnt matter what anyone tells you, an exam is needed. Could be fine, but you dont ignore the eyes. 
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    Hi Danielle I get these all the time..have had them since I was kid..they get worse at times and then seem to taper so used to them now and I have been told they are harmless when I have had my eyes checked..some floaters i get are like lilttle pin pricks of light that seem to come in and out and are worse when looking at light coloured walls or the sky...but please if you are at all worried have you eyes checked for sure..hope this helps
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    Hi there,i have same floaters,mine appeared since i was a teenager too,they are harmless, i was thinking always they will be many floaters till no sight,but it wont happen sth for eye sight,dont worry!
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    I get those everyday. It makes it hard to read things online, and hard to read books...
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    floaters are just debris in the liquid part of the eye.  They will hinder vision but won't make you blind in my opinion.  There are other things when you get older that will cause problems possibly such as macular degeneration or cataracts.  It's just part of growing older I'm afraid.


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