I HATE EYE FLOATERS SO MUCH PANIC! :(((

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I know Ive posted about this a million times I guess this is just an update.

I went to the optamolagist and they dialated my eyes, checked my floaters. said there's no tears anywhere at all and I have dry eye.

OK, so I look in the mirror and feel like one of my pupils is still bigger than the other. it's been 2 days. so that's making me anxious, ALSO even though the doc said everything looks perfect I STILL find myself STARING into the sky mid convo with someone following my floaters around. THERES SO MANY, I'm only 22. sad((( I can't even imagine the rest of my life dealing with them. I KNOW something has to make them less noticeable at least. or take my mind off them.

talking about it helps, please reply. anyone. this is making me so depressed. I also have these shadow floaters that are huge and just float across. I notice more when I squint too. i want to stop everyday being so obsessive about them.

please please help. and does anyone else have shadow floaters? that are kinda big.

anytbing I can do to help my overall eyesight too?

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    Hiya

    I have noticed floaters in mostly right eye for a few days now. I have had clear lens replacement surgery 3 years ago and it's been great but I'm not sure why I've got these floaters now!! I'm going to get in touch with the doc that did my eyes and get an examination asap!!

    Good luck with yours

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    Hi anxious247

    I got my floaters at 27 years old. I don't have them now. I try to share my experience with people still dealing with them.  Here:

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    Hi I'm 25 years old and recently I looked at the sun for about 2 seconds during the eclipse. Well I thought everything was fine and I haven't been to a optamologist before. Not too long after that I noticed my vision was a little blurry so just for the sake of my anxiety I went to Heaton Eye Associates because I as well started experincing floaters. The first time I went the optamologist checked my retina, took a picture of it and said "Everything looks great!" So for about a week after that my mind was at ease.. and then.. the floaters got worse. So I went  back to the same place but I talked to a optamologist who knows more about the retina. He explained to me that I have retinal holes at the bottom of both retinas from Lattice Degeneration. I was immediately even more scared that I have a eye disease. But he said Laser Surgery may be to invasive and said that if there isn't any tears or detachements then there isn't a reason to laser the holes. Two more days go by and then over the weekend I experienced my first flasher in my left eye which ironically is where most of my floaters are. My dr was on call so he met with me yesterday. This marks the 5th time I've had my eyes checked for any possible tears, new holes, or detachements. And sure enough.. nothing.. he said everything looked the same as it did the last time. So he frustratingly said, I feel like I can't help you and ease your mind so he set me up wIth a retinal specialist on Thursday. You're not alone in this, to be so damn young and to have these massive amounts of floaters is terrible. I'm more concerned with having a tear or detachement but from what I've read even with Lattice Degen it's very uncommon. 

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      Hi William,

      I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. I hate hearing stories like this because I know exactly how it feels... did your floaters only come after looking at the eclipse? This is gonna sound weird, but I completely hid out in my room all during it to avoid further floaters and eye problems. It scares me so much. I'm only 22. I've been to so many different eye doctors, they all say everything is fine so thank God! But part of me wishes they'd tell me SOMETHING I could do to help these. I have dry eye as well which doesnt help them. I get flashes every now and then and I've had floaters since I was about 13. But over the years they've gotten so much worse, I only recently started seeing them alot (around age 20) not sure why... but apparently everything looks normal. I pray it doesn't get worse with age.... who knows. Let me know how your visit goes, I wish you luck.

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      yep!! me too. walked my dogs like an hour before it started and stayed in 30 min after it ended just to be safe. it's so sad that we have to be so anxious about things like these, but i'd rather be safe than sorry. i don't want to take any chances. cry

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      Hi arichards! I’m actually 13 years old at the moment. I know it’s been 7 months since your comment but today I just finally got so angry at my floater problem I legit looked up “ I HATE FLOATERS SO MUCH SOMEONE HELP” and clicked the first link. My floaters look like long strings of light with circles inside of them. Some are black as well. When I squint at any surface where light is I can see massive clumps and strings of floaters. I find myself wearing my eyes because I squint so much. It’s really been an issue to me. And I noticed you said that you started having your floaters at age 13. I had a few questions. My first question is: does it get any better? I can’t stand to think of living my life with these things. I want to be able to go to the beach and be able to look at the sand or sky without seeing them. My second question is: do you know any thing to help them go away. Whether it’s eye drops or medication I need something. And finally I just wanted to say for everyone I hope it gets better this thing is a sin and I hope it gets better for me you and everyone experiencing it. Thanks!!
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      Hi Jason, i'm so sorry you're experiencing these. Trust me I know how hard and discouraging they are. When I was 13, I thought they were actual things in the sky. I use to ask my mom if she could see them too.. she use to lie and say yes (annoying lol). Until one day they got bigger and I started noticing them more, I went to the doctor and they told me what they actually were. Before that I had NO clue. Mine didn't get super bad until I was around 19/20. I'm 23 now and I have a lot in my left and right eye. I also get flashes, which aren't apparently "normal" with floaters. I've tried over the counter stuff and it didn't help. I use dry eye drops and they seem to make me not see as many through the day... I have dry eyes though. My advice is to try and accept them and know you're not alone and that they aren't "harmful" 99% of the time. See an eye doctor and let them dilate your eyes to make sure nothing else it going on, I doubt there is. Let me know if you end up going to one... I wouldn't worry, you're young and they may settle on their down. I had one when i was younger that I rarely see anymore, maybe once a week. You're not alone!

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      also, I do the squinting thing too! i also have generalized anxiety disorder so I always see the worse in every situation. I go to the eye doc once a year to calm my anxiety and make sure my eyes are healthy. please if you can don't focus too much on them. it'll only make it worse..

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    I am 59, and I just got floaters last week in my right eye. I've never had them before, and suddenly my field of vision is filled with them. The doctor said my eye is healthy and I'll get used to them, but they are annoying the crap out of me! He also said That I was very unusual to not have had floaters until my late 50's, and sort of blew me off as a hypochondriac, the f****r! It's hard to not concentrate on them especially when I'm viewing the computer screen. One week and I'm ready to risk it all and get a vitrectomy. I'll try for a few months and see if I chill out about it, but at the moment, I'm feeling like I can't live with my vision filled with cobwebs and bugs.

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      Hi dianataylor:

      What is the laser surgery for floaters you had done?  You indicated it's new, but how new?  I've read up and the surgeries have risks, but I'm hoping the new laser surgery nowadays have advanced so much that they come with far less risks.

      Thank you very much for sharing.  I wish you the best of luck and that you will continue to enjoy the floaters-free life that I am yearning for. 

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      I've heard the surgeries can sometimes make the floaters worse if there are complications... i'm so sorry you are dealing with these. I am frustrated too, i'm only 23 and I have so many. I actually had a doctor look in my eye and say "wow there are a lot" like yep... wish someone somewhere was doing research or TRYING to prevent/find a safe surgery for them. I do thing you sometimes get use to them, I had one that I always use to see and now I only see it sometimes, maybe once a week, I do have one that is huge and right in my center vison though that I actually might consider surgery for in the future if it gets worse. I doubt it'll get better, I've had it for years. I'm so sorry, it does help to talk to people who understand.. sad

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      I am slowly learning to ignore most of them, but I do have a large one right in the center of my vision that I am acutely aware of. Mornings and screen time in front of the iMac are the worst. I'm finding myself staying off the computer more though, so that's a good thing. Also., meditation has helped a lot in lessening my anxiety about them. But, there's a lot of worse things in life, so might as well just accept this is part of my life now and move on. Life is what we make of it, and there will always be challenges.

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      I agree with you. I am thankful that I can see and my vision is good other than the floaters. I also have a big one in the center of my vision, it's a large cobweb kind with a lot of tiny dots inside of it. I have been seeing it for so long I can almost perfectly draw it on a piece of paper, it also changes in size/form sometimes, does this happen to anyone else? Sometimes it's big, sometimes its smaller... it's weird.

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      I did a lot of research online.  I even went to a dr in my state saying he does laser surgery for floaters...but wait...not how bad i had them...so i flew to CA to go to a dr who that was all he has been doing for the last 7 plus yrs..I seriously couldn’t see to drive, my computer anything. And i was not willinging to go thru the major surgery of taking all the fluid out of my eye replacing it with saline...i wanted to try this first. I can give u the name of my dr if u want. 
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      There are actually a few kind of floaters...the wierd stringing ones, and then the kind i had that was a just a big blurr... most can deal with the little floaters, i still have them, but when they actually block your vision, thats when u have a problem 
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      His name is Dr Johnson,i think his website it “the floater dr”. I went back to him a few times...it can be a process, but I seriously couldn’t see....if u can’t find him let me know
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