Have you ever been haunted by the mysterious floaty in your eye that always goes away from the center of your pupil when you try to look at it, but seems to appear whenever you need to focus on something else?
Previews to a potential torn retina. Get doctor exam sooner rather than later so it can be tracked.
If you see what appears to be "curtain coming down" blackness or flashing colored lights, get to Opthamalogist or ER within 2 hrs - max - to have hope of saving vision in that eye.
Most common in ppl w/really bad nearsighted vision &/or head injury.
The "curtain" can move from top, from bottom, or any side, depending on how the retina is tearing away. The *faster* you get to eye surgeon the better to save vision.
New floaters with or without flashes should be evaluated by an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist)
Floaters. I have 2. They are cool because for me they aren't debilitating. I see them only on occasion (like looking out plane windows)
Ha, I thought it was just me.
I noticed one this morning and thought: "I should write a poll about that."
😅 great minds right?
I hate them
I'm used to them.
Floaters is the correct term. As a rule of thumb, your age is equal to the probability that you will have them. They are quite annoying. Sadly, any attempt to surgically remove them would be more likely to create more of them.
I have a totally annoying one in my left eye.
A more in-depth description is found here: nei.nih.gov/health/floaters/floaters
If you ever suddenly notice a whole bunch of them at once, dark or as sparkling or flashing lights, get to an ophthalmologist/retina specialist asap.
See an eye doctor! You may have an infection!
I've been getting them in the past year, and I'm not sure if it's my eyes or the kind of contacts I'm using.
No. Mom was. It was her diabetic retinopathy. If it persists, you should have it looked at. I have had the occasional random clear floaty, but it goes as quickly as it comes.
One day I'll catch it
Yup. I hate those things. Those floaters are trying to annoy me on purpose.
I call them floaters. They are usually just pieces of junk that haven't been filtered out of your retina yet. Totally normal and benign. But if you have a lot or a huge one, you need to see a doctor, because it could be something more serious.
Oh squiggly line in my eye fluid.
I see you lurking there on the periphery of my vision.
But when I try to look at you, you scurry away.
Are you shy, squiggly line?
Why only when I ignore you, do you return to the center of my eye?
I've got one but my eye doc said it's normal. Super annoying!
Long time they are normal. But if you get a lot of them you need to see a doctor.
There's a medical explanation of what they are.
It just happened right as I'm beginning to look at an excel spreadsheet that is 15,000 lines long.
Last time it made an appearance was a few weeks ago when I tried reading a book I really wanted to read.
I googled "mysterious eye floaters" first result.
I am legally blind. My retinas are so thin I could go blind suddenly. So if I get a lot of floaters I need to get to the ER.
Yikes...sorry Tops 😁
I can see just fine with glasses and I can see 3 inches from my nose really will.