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Eye Floaters

Eye floaters refer to small spots or lines that move along the field of vision. When one tries to focus, floaters do not fall in the vision. It usually occurs in older age people. Eye floaters are made of small flecks of a protein called collagen. It is present in the gel-like structures called vitreous in the back of the eye. With the increase in age, these fibers in vitreous shrink to little shreds and makeup into small clumps and appears as small round spots.

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After getting hit in the eye, I noticed a dark spot. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently hit directly in my eye, and I suddenly started to notice a dark spot during the daytime. It disappeared after about four hours and is now only noticeable in low light conditions such as moonlight. Should I be worried, or will it go away with time?  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptom can be floaters. Blunt trauma to the eye can cause these kinds of symptoms. To be on the safer side, you should visit an ophthalmologist so that retina and vision checkups can be done thoroughly. Also, do cold compression to your eye. That will cause lit...  Read Full »

Are my eye floaters medicine induced?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of allergies and medical issues (rhinitis, bronchial asthma, sacroiliitis, viral keratitis post lasik, iron deficiency anemia, and panniculitis). I have had high IgE levels of nearly 800 kU/L for the last ten to fifteen years without any rise in specific allergen. I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). All the weak areas of your retina are lasered as per the reports, and they have not mentioned any unlasered fresh tears or holes. You can take capsule Carovit forte, but I cannot ...  Read Full »

What could cause symptoms like tinnitus, small bursts of light and burning at the back of throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old healthy woman. I am diagnosed with anxiety disorder 10 years ago. For the past year, I have been experiencing crippling health anxiety. I have experienced a number of frightening symptoms, including brain zaps, weakness in legs, body twitching, dizziness, etc. Last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to So the problem here is right ear tinnitus. Regarding this I need to know is there hearing difficulty in the right ear? What type of tinnitus, swishing, or continuous? How long it lasts? Is there any vertigo associated with tinnitus? Is there any discharge or fullness of...  Read Full »

How soon should I see a doctor after visual disturbances?

Query: Hello doctor, About six hours ago, I started seeing a transparent floater which I had not seen before, and then three hours later, I started seeing light flashes at the edge of my visual field in my left eye. Can I wait for three more days to see my doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have access to an ophthalmologist on this weekend, then get a thorough retinal evaluation with indentation done. The symptoms you are describing are consistent with posterior vitreous detachment, a process which by itself does not cause a decrease in vision. H...  Read Full »

Why do I suddenly see large floaters in my eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Suddenly, I am having large floaters in my eyes. Is it possible that it will decrease with time? How long will it take to decrease?  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you have floaters. Eye floaters are because of problems in the posterior part of the eye involving vitreous and retina. Hence, this requires evaluation by indirect ophthalmoscopy, to rule out vitreous degenerations...  Read Full »

Why do I see black dots when I am out in the daylight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am just 10 days away to be 20 years old. I have been seeing black dots or I may say they appear differently on my eyes. They do not go away. I always have them with me. They irritate me because I normally see them the most or clearly when I am out in the daylight. I sometimes find i...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have correctly described your floaters. Only thing is that it is perfectly normal as they are part of aging and will only increase with time. They develop as the vitreous jelly inside our eyes liquifies with time. So they move when your eye moves. They do not cause ...  Read Full »

I have eyesight problems due to posterior vitreous detachment. Does it cause retina detachment?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently visited the hospital regarding my eyesight, as I was seeing floaters and flashing lights. My doctor diagnosed me with a posterior vitreous detachment that leads to retinal detachment. My doctor thought I had been seeing flashing lights for the past year, so he said the retin...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Post-viterous detachment is common in old and myopic young people, but that does not necessarily mean retina detachment. It would help if you had a thorough retinal examination to rule out any areas of weakness in the retina, like lattice or tears. Flashing light is ...  Read Full »

My eyes are sensitive to light, and I can see floaters. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have always been a little sensitive to light, maybe because I work a lot in front of a screen. I have seen some eye floaters for a couple of years when looking at something bright-like in snow, white screen, or skies. Two weeks ago, my eyes got very tired after using a smartphone scr...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Uday Nayak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I had taken a look at the image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) there is nothing to worry about. Floaters are extremely common. Almost everyone at some point in their lives sees it. We only worry when floaters inc...  Read Full »

What can be done If I have blurred vision in one eye while the other is closed?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently have noticed a slight blurriness in my right eye. It is only noticeable when I close my left eye, and so I am not sure how long it has taken for this to develop. I am going to see an optometrist and doctor early next week but am currently on the road for work. My main questi...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of a picture of eyesight becoming better on looking at specific directions are related to astigmatism. It is a very prevalent and correctable condition. There is no need to be anxious about it. Different reasons cause floaters. A dilated retinal examination...  Read Full »

Why do I see tiny dots and fuzziness when I see plain wall? Is it due to vitreous liquefaction?

Query: Hi doctor, If I concentrate on plain wall or dark surface, I can see tiny dots and fuzziness sometimes. I have consulted eye doctors, and the test results are fine. I have been observing this from my childhood, and I am not taking medicines for it. Is it due to vitreous liquefaction? Does it happen...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are right. It happens due to vitreous liquefaction with aging. The condition you are describing is known as floaters. They are perfectly normal. It occurs earlier in myopes or people using minus power glasses. They are a matter of concern only if you see a sudden sh...  Read Full »

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