FLOATERS - question

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by space, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. space

    space Guest

    Just under 5 years ago I developed a large floater in my left eye. It still
    perminantly blocks my vision (as in makes it blurry). Within a month I had
    developed smaller ones in my right eye. To this day these ones float around
    more, so one minute things are blurry and the next minute things are clear.
    I put these floaters down to the computer screen as I was only 37 at the
    time and there is no history of them in my family. Anyway, things have
    gradually got worse (very slowly) but I am now only 42! I want to know how
    bad these can/will get. I realise it's the gell in your eye coming away, but
    is is possible for all the gell to come away and what happens if this
    happens? The gell must be there for a reason - what is this reason? Is it to
    give shape to the eye? If it all falls away then what happens to the eye?

    Thanks for any help.
     
    space, Nov 13, 2008
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    space Guest

    Thanks for your informative reply Mike. Is complete vitreous detachment
    quite common? Also have you any idea percentage wise how often it can cause
    tears to the retina?
     
    space, Nov 14, 2008
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    wmbever Guest

    Interesting. I used to think that floaters are present throughout the
    gel body. But they are mainly present at its surface?
     
    wmbever, Nov 21, 2008
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