Copeing with bad eye floaters in both eyes

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I just recently got eye floaters, big one in left eye and few in the right that I didn't notice before, it's taking a total in my life. I got very nervous, anxious and depressed. I visited 3 ophthalmologist, all said my eyes are ok healthy. The situation is controlling me. Even my partner is leaving after 11 years because I got sick with this we never had problems as couple, very unfear after I always helped him with his medical problems. Now I'm adding one more problem to my situation 😢. Also I wear contacts for 16 yrs, my prescription changed because in my 40s now and the floaters, I'm getting used to bifocal contacts but I can't get right some how, so looks like I'm going to have to use permanent glasses and this is another killer, I never wear glasses 😢 I can't believe how my life has changed in 4 1/2 months... Any advise? Support for me? I'm hopless 😢😢😢

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    I would go to a retina specialist & have them check your eyes. Floaters are common as we age. The brain will acclimate & eventually you won’t notice them. 

    Do some meditation & yoga. Sounds like you need to calm your mind😊

    Good luck to you 

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    I really sympathise with you juliana,alongside dry eye syndrome I have had my floaters for about 3 years now and have experienced and at times still do experience the same anxieties about them as yourself,worrying about my eyesight and wondering how I will cope having every day to wake up with them always being there.I cant say to you they will go away but as time goes by you will start to get days when it will suddenly occur to you that you have nt noticed the floaters all morning/afternoon,all day even  and that in itself will help you understand what the eye specialists mean when they say your brain will stop noticing them and thats because you are not dwelling on them.Have regular eye check up as well even if you dont need or are due for them because that will also give you reassurance that things are ok and its just pesky debris floating around at the back of you eye and you are only seeing the shadows of that debris you have nothing in front of your vision just reflections,tell yourself that if you start panicking.
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    Hi juliana11: My advice to you is do not panic the more you relax the more they will disappear . my sister had them after cataract and now is gone by the time. do not worry about any thing else except your health and yourself . visit as many eye doctor as you can until you get the wright one ask your friend or your coworker if they have a good eye doctor some of them they are not good enough to be a doctor but they are, so its all depend on who's your doctor is and how smart  he is to find out what is wrong and fast . we have lots of problem with my sister's eye after cataract she is on injections for the last 2 years and still the fluid in the back of her eyes still there do not want to go away. so that's why I am advice you to go to a good doctor from the beginning. good luck and please let me know if you need any help.  

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    What is interesting is that I have seen 2 ophthalmologist, 1 retinal specialist, 2 optometrists (for eye prescription) all of them were able to see the big floater in left eye and said that it will get less noticeable with time, that my eyes are healthy, just need to acept/adjust to this. I'm working on it, but I have my ups & downs, this is first time I have any health situation, but changed my life quickly. Your responses and support mean a lot to me. Thank you!

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    Someone recommended Laser Vitreolysis, which is a laser procedure to eliminate floaters, all the doctors I visited don't agree with this procedure, as well a doctor I work with (in particular this doctor doesn't want me to do it).

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    Juliana put ...One Clear Vision... in your search box and you will find a charitable organazation that has many questions and answers about floaters on their site that might answer some of your questions about them.They do agree with a lot of the medical profession that the operation you mentioned is not to be recommended because of the risks involved.
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