My name is Steve I'm 27 and I started noticing floaters in my eyes about 3 weeks ago at work.. I'm not sure if they had always been there, or I just noticed them and started to worry.. Anyway, I've made an appointment to see my eye docter next week. I see them more whenever i'm at work or at my computer, and sometimes I have slight headache. The headaches dont hurt that much, but it usually occurs on the right side.
Someone said it could be a sign of retinal detachment? I kinda find that hard to believe, since I see no flashes of light, and I've not had blurred vision.. And usually detachment occurs in older folks, but floaters seem to effect everyone..
Anyway I could use some encouragment. I think though that the more I think about it and worry about it the worse it could get.
Hi Steve and welcome to the board. You are definitely doing the right thing by getting the eye doctor to check it out. It does sound like a retinal detachment is a possibility, although having floaters occurring in both eyes simultaneously would make me think otherwise.
If your floaters are from a detachment, they are basically blood that will dissolve in a few weeks or months. I don't know the consequences of a detachment, but I do know if your floaters are caused by syneresis (the separation of liquid from a gel caused by contraction) you aren’t likely to have them disappear anytime soon.
Syneresis is normal and doctors tend to think nothing of it, although we who have floaters from it are looking for recognition in the medical community to find a treatment.
Wish I could give you more encouraging news. Once you see your eye specialist at least you'll know what you’re dealing with. Good luck and keep us posted.
Yes I see them in both eyes.. A retinal detachment can cause blindness if not treated, but i really dont believe it is that.. I have no problems seeing, but the floaters just get kind of annoying. Someone told me the other day that they read in an article that floaters might be from a lack of calcium... I find that hard to believe, but I am planning on changing my diet <more fruits and veggies> and working out more... Might as well try that and see if that helps..
If that doesnt work.. Theres always Budweiser! I have found that it does take my mind off those annoying things.. The more I worry the more I notice them.. If I keep myself busy I notice them less.
The more I worry the more I notice them.. If I keep myself busy I notice them less.
That's basically the way I deal with floaters too. I see them but I'm thinking about other things. Every now and then when I'm looking at a white ceiling, I move my eyes back and forth to see if there's been any change. I also think to myself that someday there's going to be a practicle way to deal with these floaters.