It could be cataract, my brother also had same problem and he was dianosed with cataract. If it's the case, u should go and see an eye surgeon as soon as possible before it got worse. Usually it could be corrected with surgery
Floaters are very, very common, even in young people. I don't know if by "optician" you mean a real doctor. If you have visited a real eye doctor and he or she has said your eyes are fine, I would not worry and I would try to ignore the floaters as much as possible. There's not much you can do about them. Ignore them and your brain will learn to ignore them (called "neuroadaptation").
Floaters can be caused by a number of things..some are "normal" and some are the result of something abnormal. It can be anything from PVD to retinal problems. Generally, if you experience a lot of NEW floaters (Any size or shape); have your eyes and health checked.
As for as "neuroadaptation", i would say this really depends on the floater. Some are so severe you will not forget them. Some can settle to the lower part of vitreous and move out of sight. I got a bunch smack in the center of my vision and trust me, are impossible to forget (unless you never open your eyes perhaps). Its probably one of the more annoying things in life.
I have a bunch of those single "dots" too. Some curvy strings, complex webs, lines... I've stopped checking...:
As far as naturally healing those; I doubt it. Seems once those have manifested, they are there for life. Some are fortunate, and they settle out of sight. Perhaps in the future there will be safe methods for fixing this, but right now we seem out of luck, as this doesn't seem to heal on its own.
There's one guy in florida claiming to treat them with laser (check http://www.youtube.com/user/scottgellermd) ... I don't know the validity of this however.
Hello- I am 31 y/o and went to a retinal specialist because my optometrist referred me to one as he saw some marks in my macula during my annual regular eye exam for prescription for my contact lenses. Once I saw the retinal specialist, he informed me that I have some marks that would suggest to an over 60 year old patient that it is mild macular degeneration but because I was so young he doesn’t know if those are just marks that I have had since very young or I am having an early onset of macular degeneration. This was very hard to digest, and I have had me with a lot of anxiety. All the sudden, after a month from this visit and unclear diagnosis, I started noticing these so-called floaters and went back to the retinal specialist-and he told me that those are floater and nothing can be done with those. At this point, I am becoming very depressed and have a lot of anxiety as I can’t stand these floaters. My question is, can I have a FOV done, even with the presence of these marks, which I think are called drusen- or do these increase the risks and complications? I don’t think I can live any longer with these floaters.
Don't give up on life brother, i'm 22 ive had an insane amount of eye floaters lately and had tinnitus for 12 years, thought of suicide and all that, but think about the blind people that holdon to life, Also, use "sensitive eye glasses" it hides alot of them and makes life a bit easier under the sun. Adapt thats the only solution until we get a cure.
Your optometrist should be able to tell you if these Dryden are new or old. There are many types of Dryden most do not cause problems including hard drusen and drusen not in macula and optic nerve drusen (usually). Only soft macular drusen might indicate or presage age related macular degeneration find out what type and where in eyes yours are I am not a fan of FOV BY AGE 50 half of people have floaters 20% by age 20. They are normal not related to drusen
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