I've had floaters since primary school and feel that I'm going blind.

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I’m 17 and have been suffering with floaters for as long as I can remember. When I first noticed them, I went to the opticians, where I was referred to the hospital for extensive testing. They sent me away as there was “nothing” wrong. A couple of years later, I noticed that they were getting worse so I went back to the opticians. She said that there is a chance that I could go blind as the solution in my eyes are breaking down. I’m paranoid that I will go blind, I know there is a cure but it may not work. My vision is getting worse and I’m struggling to read.

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    Stop worrying but ask your optician to refer you back to the hospital.  If the optician will not refer you then ask your doctor to refer you. I was completely stressed out a few years ago when my optician said the we’re referring me to the hospital to be seen the next day because I had a sight threatening condition.  I was seen at the hospital a few days later because they were not as concerned as the optician, I go for yearly checks at the hospital but my vision has not deteriorated.  Get yourself referred and get peace of mind, my floaters are always worse when I am stressed and anxious and always worse in the bright summer days than they are at any other time of year. Take care
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    My wife has had floaters since she was eleven years of age. She's 54 now and has only recently needed to wear glasses occaisionallyfor reading. She has had regular eye tests over the years and nothing untoward has been found. I would get checked out by the professionals to be on the safe side.Good luck

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    They can replace the fluid in your eyeball to get rid of the floaters and new fluid is placed in eyeball. Im not a doctor so dont know proper medical terms. I have a floater too since I was 37 . Im 64 now but doesn't bother me as much as in younger days. Try that with your doctor or peeferably opthamologist.

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