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Anyone have suggestions or recommendations as to how to reduce or eliminate floaters. Nothing helpful from several eye doctors over the past few years. I do fish oil and D3.
 

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Age, heredity, history of smoking (if any), and diabetes (if any) matter. Floaters can be nothing to worry about or early symptomatic of a torn, detached, or failing retina. Exam is done by an opthalmic surgeon specializing in the backside of the eyeball. If a retina is damaged and can't be fixed, loss of sight is permanent, so medical insurance and Medicare consider proper attention to be emergency. Good luck.
 

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the white ones you see when looking at
blue sky are. *drumroll* white blood cell's
in your bloodstream. nothing to worry about.
 

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I had them as a kid , while looking through microscopes I wonder'd why all the slides had the same pattern of black cells. Now I have learned to live with them , no known cure. They do give me problems in my peripheral vision as I have to look twice sometimes to see if something is coming up from the side or if it was just a floater
 

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I have had floaters most of my adult life. With an Eye Check up at least once a year you will find out if there a problem.
This being said, Last September I was at the Range and realized there were more than usual. No problem I had an Eye check up the Month before. As the week progressed they got worse and a really pesky one was seeming not to float. It just sat there.

I was about to make an appointment on Monday (this was a Saturday) to see what could be done.
By that evening The Retina in my right eye completely detached leaving me blind in that eye.
Well is seems I waited to long to realize something was going on.
If you have any increase in floaters,see flashes of light or things look off color or vision decreases GET to a Ophthalmologist( Not an Optometrist).

Minuets can save your sight and your Wallet.

BTW
When I got to the Dr. He said "your Right Retina is fully detached but we are going to operate on the left right now " He did and just caught it!

Just keep am Eye on the floaters GI3
 

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See an Ophthalmologist - do not delay! My wife had this happen about 5 years ago, she made an appointment with the Optometrist because of what was going on, when she got to the office and told the Doctor about the floaters and occasional flashes. The Optometrist immediately called me at work and had me pick up my wife and take her directly to the Ophthalmologist office, where they rushed here in to an exam room - 15 minutes later they were doing eye surgery to repair the retina that had torn but not detached.

The floaters were the result of the fluid in the eye turning into jell as a result of the retina deteriorating. This is nothing to play with, see a specialists right away - better to be save than sorry. My wife's vision is no worse than it was 5 years ago (there is no way to correct the damage already there), but had we not acted swiftly she would have lost her vision!
 

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No that is something found in a politicians eyes
 
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I've had floaters since I was a kid. A few years back at age 68. I had the cataracts removed from both of my eyes and my vision came back 20/20 and I'd worn glasses since my early 40s.

However a year or so later my vision started getting so bad that I could not read the Fox News banner scrolling across the bottom of my big screen TV across the room. I made an appointment and my eye Doc, who told me that sometimes some patients have to go back and have a film removed that builds up on the inside of the new lens. He went on to say that once that is done it will never have to be done again for the rest of my life. He said not all patients have to have this lazer surgery done to remove the film because it never forms on their new lens. For whatever reason???

He scheduled me to see a specialist a few weeks down the road and the vision in that eye was once again perfect. He scheduled the other eye a few weeks later and now the vision in both eyes is perfect.

As a side note, I've since noticed that all of the floaters that have plagued me for my entire life are now completely gone.

I do not know what to attribute this to but it was probably the lazer that took the film off of my eyes new lens.

Mention this to your eye doc and see what he says, it may make a difference to some of you guys.

My vision is now so good my doc filled out a paper that I took to the state and they removed the glasses required provison off of my drivers license. The way I looked at it, since I was a retired police chief, it would be embarassing as hell to get stopped and written a ticket for not wearing my glasses. When my DL clearly had for years had the A restriction listed on the back, so I had the (A) vision restriction taken off of my license.

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Floaters are actually debris floating in the gel that fills the eyeball. In severe cases, doctors can empty the gel from your eyeball and replace it with silicone oil. Definitely recommended only if you're functionally blind.

I've had floaters since my mid-forties (I'm 68 now) and there hasn't been much change aside from my naming the familiar little pests. When shooting (or looking through binoculars or view ports on cameras) the floater causes the image to blur and dim. I just close my eye for second or two and wait for the floater to pass.

I've found that trying to move the floater with rapid eye movement is most often counter-productive as the floater tends to move right back in the center of my eye.

I was hoping that maybe my cataract replacement surgery might affect the floaters, but the floaters remained. There was some improvement though, as the new cataracts pass so much more light that it's possible to 'see through' some of the minor floaters.
 

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I too have had minor floaters for years.2 weeks ago I was shooting my 03 with a warner Swazey musket sight and the rubber eye cup beat the hell out of the orbit area around my eye wioth the recoil.Ever since,I have had big floaters and a black 1.After reading the above,I called my eye dr and told them,I go in tomorrow at 10 am..I told her no flashes..I need to see the dr like asap...
 

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Not to Scare you BUT GET YOUR ASS THERE ON TIME!
Good Luck Buddy! I think you will be OK because waiting is a Bad thing!
I waitedGI3
 
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