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What are the causes for floaters at young age of 26 ?? Plzz reply mee !!
I am 26 years old from india. i have eye floaters.

I went to Optician 3 months back. he  said no problem with my eyes. but i am feeling incomfortable with them now. they are increasing day by day. i want to know the cause for floaters at young age.

Before i used very high dose of antibiotics for some bloody reason. now i am thinking that this might be the cause for my eye floaters <>.

Please tell whether my assumption is right . or is there any other cause ??
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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
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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").

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Or, if you are like me, you will learn to entertain yourself with them :-)

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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.


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hi all, thank you for your replies.

i got this floaters because of inflammation of the eye .. and my floaters looks like this.

http://www.mouches-volantes.com/gallery/gallery-spot1.htm

Are there any permanent methods to treat it naturally ??
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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.  
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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.
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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.
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DID U GOT CURE OF TINNITUS I AM 17 AND I ALSO HAVE TINNITUS??
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Why don't you go on one of the hearing-ear forums where they discuss this all the time.
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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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Plz email me sunny, I am also like u. ***@****
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John C. Hagan III said in 2009 for a non-invasive treatment we need to wait 5-10 years, now in 2017 is there any development?
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Hello, having the same problem with Chris, i was thinking that a less-invasive treatment possibly through solvent compound  would have released those years. I want to avoid vitrectomy but 5 years after their first onset they still keeping increasing and form more awful shapes
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The injection of fluid inside eye has not worked out well and has significant complications.   Vitrectomy is very controversial and always causes cataracts and may not get all floaters and has major risks including loss of eye. Two different types of laser treatment have been tried including one recently developed.  As i recall the success rate was only about 65% and only about 15% better than "placebo" or sham treatment. As I have said I have floaters in both eyes including a huge Weiss Ring right eye and have had floaters since about age 10. i would not consider any of the treatments presently available or recommend them to my patients.
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So i guess we will just have to live with them and a non-invasive treatment still seems like a fantasy? Any way maybe through micro-robotic applications(nano-medicine) or something really small and delicate to be injected and extract the most annoying floater in a safe way with as possible less time during procedure?
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Thank you for your answer JohnHaganMd. Do femtolaser have any potencial to treat safety vitreous floaters or there is almost any difference between femtolaser and yag vitreolysis besides provoking pvd? Thank you in advance.
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No I do not think femtosecond laser will do anything for lasers.  Realize that money for research and money and personnel for treatment is in short supply world wide.  If these precious resources have to be allocated it only makes sense to spend them on treatment of conditions that cause blindness, pain, suffering and death.   Moreover if good treatment existed no insurance company or government program could afford to pay for something that more people have than don't have after age 50.   Those interested in the new yag treatment of floaters will have to look up the preliminary results. I remember I wasn't very impressed especially with those made worse, those made no better and the modest difference between those "cured" by treatment and those "cured" by sham treatment.
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Thanks dr John Hagan for the realistic responses. We have observed some huge communities through internet trying to motivate researchers specifically for safe floaters elimination to take place. If sufferers would be able to raise fundings, would there be any research place to work in this direction and how feasible could be a less-invasive treatment? I think they don't know yet in which sector they must address for research? Would it be chemical lab? Micro-mechanisms?
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You can do some research on your own. There is a committee of researchers that just issued a report on yag laser vitreolysis.  I don't think they need money as the laser manufacturers would love to have their instruments used for floaters.  But as a researcher in a world full of blindess and poor vision why would you want to use your talent for something that just annoys people?
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I don't there is any reason to examine laser's potential in anything regarding eye dysfunctions. Lasers have been proven even more damaging in countless procedures rather than the old-time ' knife '. To shoot a laser and knowing that is immediately passing/damaging the opened cornea is like saying to someone that i will cut your leg in a shape that will not cut the whole. As about research for blindness, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and all the rest diseases i think the number of them can surpass the 1,000, while we are just asking for 1 research specifically regarding floaters.
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