Is it a floater?

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Hello, so I've had floaters in my vision for the past 4/5 years and they've always been transparent and usually only visible when looking at a bright light. However, last night, I noticed something, it was a small shadowy line floating across my vision, I've never had this before and I can't always see it, even looking at bright lights. Can somebody please tell me if this is a floater or not? I'm twenty years old and wear glasses. Please help?!

 

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    hello shannon

    This  happened to me so i went to eye casualty at the local eye hospital.

    Good job I did b3cause they told me I had a posterior vitreous  detachment and needed the  retina to be examined to check for any retinal tears. fortunately thwre weren't any but best to make sure..

     

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    Hi,floaters can have many forms and densitys. I have some that are like smudges. It probably is a floater thats just a different distance from your retina. Go to an opthomologist and get it checked to be sure. Floaters are quite unnerveing at least for me. Xx
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      Honestly not much. I am older but have had them since my early 20s. I am now 59. I have had the pvd as mentioned in the other post. I used to have clear or small black floaters,now i have a huge black one in my left eye,some string floaters,and also what looks like a clear sheet of material that drifts by with a smudge affect in part of it. If its a floater you pretty much have to try and tune them out,unfortunately i cant. The only way to get rid of them is through surgery or sometimes laser and most eye doctors discourage it. Lots online about floaters,also post vitreous detachment. Still probably should get checked though. Dont go to an optician go to an optomotrist or opthamologist. Xx
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      Why don't you go to the eye specialist?

      Do you live near an eye hospital where there is a casualy dept?

      Please get your eyes checked out. xx

       

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      My eyes have been thouroughly checked by more then one doctor. After a pvd you can get worse floaters.Xx
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      Usually within 6 months to a year the other eye usually goes through pvd if you are older. Depends on the caus. With my first one i had a small hemorage from the tugging of the vitreous watch for that if your pvd isnt complete. Scared the heck out of me i saw hundreds of black floater,which was actually blood,thought i had a detached retina. Those cleared but thats when i got the large dark floater.
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      Hello Lee

      I can only reiterate that each time ou get signs and symptoms that it is imperative to get your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist. There is nothing more to add except to say that  have been advised accordingly an it is an inconvenience to keep getting checked ut but sadly very necessary. I assume that you do not have hypertension or diabetes. I assume thaat your eye specialist would hqaave told ou if you have diabetic retinopathy or signs of hypertension in your eyes. If you get flashing lihts then you are told to go back immediately for a thorough eye examination. Do you live near or able to access an eye hospital with an emergency casualty/walk in eye centre?

      I think I wrote to you before with a list of walk in centres in your area. Hope this helps. 

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      I know all the signs,in fact i could write a book on all I know about floaters,pvd,retinas,dry eyes etc. I go often. My doctors dont seem worried. If you look up pvd and floaters you will find many articles stateing how they usually get worse with a pvd. If you are new to the pvd issue like i said,in 6 months to a year you probably will get one in the other eye. Thanks for the advice. I have another exam this friday.Xx
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      Thanks but i have researched all my issues to the max. Have been going through this for 3 years when i got my first pvd and see my doctors regulary. I know all the signs. If I were in college I could write a term paper.lol.Xx
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      Good luck lee. I wish you well.

      The ophthalmologist said that the floaters consist of gel, not blood clots.

      Regards

       

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      Thanks for the info lee. 

      Have u got the links so that I may check out th source of your info?

      Many thanks

      Look fwd to hearng from you again.

       

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