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eye floaters !

Hello everyone, this is the first time I write here and my English is not that good.

I just want ask you about eye floaters ( threads and spots ) 

I first notice working in my office . And never notice them anywhere, but I got stressed and booked an appointment Whith an eye doctor, he told me that the jelly substance has changed a little bit .then , I became so stressed and started looking for them every where , they became more and more and more . Now I keep seeing threads and spots everywhere and a shore of them especiall when looking at the sky or light.

I am so freaked out .

what do you think about my situation ?am I having all these floaters in real ? 

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  • manal02980

    You need to try to relax. Do guided meditation on Youtube or something like that. You can also make your computer screen colors inverted so the background is black and the text is white.That helps some. Floaters are not dangerous unless you see a whole lot of them all at one time (tiny specks like black pepper, but a lot of them at once) and also have flashing in your eye. That can mean you have a detached retina and it needs to be checked out.

    • Also if you try to relax, hopefully eventually you won't notice them anymore. There's nothing you can do about them, at least nothing that doesn't have a lot of risk that goes along with it.

    • lin59

      I see a lot of them when looking at the sky almost all the my vision is covered by the dots and the threads. When I am outdoors I keep seeing them even when I look at the floors or the other things . I am surprised how did I developed such number of floaters in only few weeks. I am so stressed that I stoped going to work or eat or taking care of my child or even sleep . I spend all the time thinking of them trying to convince myself that I don t have them

  • manal02980

    Nina is right.  From what the doctor told you we can discern that the vitreous fluid has moved a bit off the retina so its washing about causing floaters and other things you can see.  Its not dangerous, happens to everyone as we get older. If  the retina had detached the eye doctor would have seen it and done something urgently about it

    So you need to relax as Nina has said  and your brain will adapt and although the floaters will be there your brain will make it so you don't see it.

    Maybe you need some help relaxing, are there other things in your life that are stressing you out.  Find ways of dealing with those

    • Lotsofpain

      The only thing that stress me out is my floaters! I literally stoped my life 💔💔💔 I can't cope with them . I feel that life becomes as a prison . Sleeping becomes very diffecult , and even the easiest thing becomes really hard to do 💔 do you think my anexiety makes me see more of them ?

    • manal02980

      It sounds like a PVD (posterior vitreous detachment) in one or both eyes which is basically what all floaters are caused by, but a real PVD causes larger floaters that usually look like spider webs. It's very unusual to have that at your age though. Maybe see a retina specialist just to make sure your retina is alright. There are things they can do surgically to try to get rid of floaters (YAG laser or a vitrectomy), but I wouldn't try those unless absolutely necessary due to the risk of complications. There's a chance over time that the floaters will fall away from your line of vision and stop bothering you. With PVD, they also oftentimes detach completely and then float out of the line of vision and if that happens, they won't bother you anymore.

    • manal02980

      Also, not all ophthalmologists specialize in the retina. If you want to make sure your retina is really alright, see an ophthalmologist who's a retina specialist.

    • lin59

      Yes agree  just been through all this before and after cateract surgery including  a post op infection

      As sight has improved, infection gone my brain has learned to ignore the floaters

    • lin59

      Yes, I saw a retina specialist, and he said that everything is ok. He said that the jelly substance changed , and I should experience flashes very soon . He also told me not to visit him again until I start seeing curtains. 

      The strange thing I start seeing lots of  foaters after he checked my eyes. And they keep increasing in number. I don't even know my floaters because of their huge amount. 

      I would like to ask is there any food that might help decreasing floaters ?

      is it related to pregnancy ? 

      Thanks a lot for your help .💓💓

    • lin59

      Do they really go away for people ?

      I am really disappointed because of all the sad stories of people who have floaters. They have been struggling for years !

      sorry for asking so many questions, but I feel sad for my self since I am young and I am expecting my baby within 2 months.

      also , I am a teacher and I did not go to my work for the last month because of my situation. I am thinking of taking anexiety medicine to stop thinking about them 😫

    • manal02980

      A lot of times if it's PVD it detaches completely and goes away. I don't know what else to tell you. Maybe ask your doctor if he recommends surgery for it even though it's risky.

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