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Floaters and Joints

In January my joints began to pop and now 7 and half months later I'm starting to have floaters.  I've had a CBC by my pcp and everything came out normal for my joints.  No inflammation or pain and I'm still able to trail run 8+ miles with no problems.  About two weeks ago (maybe 10 days) i started noticing floaters.  I have visited two optometrists.  One took care of the eye exam and the second did the dilation since I didn't have time during the initial visit.  Everything "looks" normal and like most people, I was told that this is part of again and I'll have to get use to it.  My question is:  How many floaters are normal.  I feel I have so many (30 or so) but they are very translucent.  Also should I be getting another exam in two weeks? A month? I have not had any flashes or blurring of vision or any symptoms that would indicate a retinal tear or detachment.  Are my joint problems related to floaters? Also, what would be causing this other than age?
Thank you very much (in advance).
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Thanks for the information.  I don't have joint swelling at all. Just joint popping which the doctor said was due to aging.  I've had my eyes dialated twice and in both cases (one with an optometrist and one with a opthamologist) I was told everything looked fine and that my floaters was due to aging as well.  The MD did a very thorough examThe reason I made the connection was that hyaluronic acid seems to be involved in both cases so I was curious if there is a connection.

If you don't mind me asking, why would joint inflammation be a cause of concerns for floaters...?
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Dear joeyramone80,

I would recommend that you seek the care of an eyeMD to determine whether you might have inflammation in your eyes. The onset of joint swelling and floaters is of concern.
Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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