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EYE FLOATERS

Me again. sad

I know they say there are no vitamins or anything you can do to help decrease floaters/flashes, but has anyone had any luck with anything? Medicines, workouts, etc.

Please help! Your responses are greatly appreciated and make me feel SLIGHTLY better knowing I'm not alone.

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  • amkoffee amkoffee arich

    You should not want to take some drug for something that is normal. Everyone had floaters. However I'm going to ask you some questions to see if you have dry eye syndrome. I really don't think it's a symptom of dry eyes but I have noticed that when my eyes are very dry I get more floaters. So here goes.

    1. Do your eyes water a lot?

    2. Do your eyes feel like there something in them line a grain of sand. Or do they ever feel grainy?

    3. Are your eyes sensitive to light?

    4. Are your eyes crusty in the morning?

    5. Do you wear glass?

  • amkoffee amkoffee arich

    Well I want to know if arich5 has the symptoms I listed for dry eyes. And if so, which ones? And please be specific about your symptoms.And I only want to hear from arich5.

    • arich arich amkoffee

      yes yo eyes being crusty in the mornings and SOMETIMES grainy but not super often, and I have super super super sensitivity to light.

      I don't wear glasses, I have 20/20

      but I've been noticing really small distorted vision lately, could that be a dry eye symptom too?

    • lee12629 lee12629 arich

      Dry eye can definitely cause blurred vision,filmy vision,watery vision. I have it often as the tear film isnt stable or its off because if the ratio of water to oil in the film.

    • amkoffee amkoffee arich

      Okay the crusty eye thing and the wearing of the glasses were red herrings that I put in the list. They are not symptoms of dry eye. So I don't know where your crusty eye is coming from. So you'll probably want to get that checked out by an eye doctor. Depending on how long that's been going on that could be from pink eye. In fact all the symptoms you mentioned could be from pink eye. However you could have the beginnings of dry eye but it doesn't sound like it's very bad yet. It could easily be treated with lubricating drops from the store. And just to warn you they are not cheap. I think I paid $15 for a small bottle.

  • lee12629 lee12629 arich

    I dont agree with the comment about dry eye and crusting,dry eye can have crusting which shows up along the edge of the lids. It is caused by problems with the meibomian glands,its called mgd. You can google it,if it is disfunction of the glands,drops alone wont do much for it as its a problem with the oil portion of the tears not the water. It is one of the main causes of dry eye. If you go on the Blepharitus forum,you will find many people talking about it. Xx

    • arich arich lee12629

      so do you think I can/should put dry eye drops in and see if it helps? and if not eye drops, how do doctors normally treat it

      thank you

    • lee12629 lee12629 arich

      Well,usually warm compresses,although some get irritation from them,careful cleaning of lids,non preservative eye drops,not visine etc preservatives can irritate the eye. All this can be found on the net. First thing is to determine the caus of the dry eye,different things work best for different people. Go to an optomotrist or opthmologist,make sure they check the rims of your eyes,specfically ask to have them look for mgd as many dont. If it is mgd things such as antibiotics etc can also help.

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