Some off-the-wall floater questions

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Dave, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I am 31 and have many many bad floaters. I am considerably stressed
    by these, but hoping that I will learn to "block" them out or they
    will somewhat disapear with time or even better be cured through some
    miracle treatment.

    However, I have noticed something reading the many threads about
    floaters: This is there is a lot understandable "complaining" about
    floaters from people in their thirties. I have found less threads
    from people older. I have several theories why this might be, but
    wondered what other people thought. Here are my theories:

    1) I just haven't read enough threads
    2) More people in their 30's post news group questions than older
    people (not likely anymore)
    3) It's in the 30's that people tend to start getting many bad
    floaters but older folks have learned to live with them.
    4) My more hopeful theory (a natural cure): I have noticed when I get
    dilated my floaters go completely away (maybe I should dilate my eyes
    every day - joke!) - I think this is because I cannot focus close up.
    I am wondering if the typical onset of far-sightedness in older age
    might eliminate or reduce the ability for the eye to see floaters in
    the eye. Not that I am wanting to be far-sighted, but it might be a
    silver lining on that likely and unfortunate cloud (if true). I am
    hopeful that this is the case, but skeptical. In fact, I think I
    would actually trade floaters for far sightedness (if glasses could
    5) Floaters go away by themselves over time (i have heard mixed things
    about that).

    Also I do appologize to anyone suffering from floaters over 30's, I
    don't mean to down-play the suffering for those people.

    Dave, Aug 4, 2004
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  2. Dave

    The Real Bev Guest

    Probably close to the truth.
    Betcher ass!
    We did our bitching and learning before you got here. They suck just as
    badly now as when we first got them (I can remember the exact day I
    noticed my big one), but there's not much we can do about it.
    Har. I wish! My far-sightedness+astigmatism got bad enough to wear
    distance glasses when I was about 38. I got my first noticeable floater
    perhaps 5 years later. Damn thing has spawned a few more, but smaller.
    The far-sightedness can't be fully corrected due to astigmatism. Fix
    that and I'll be happy to live with my "shrimp".
    Well, the shrimp has been with me for 20 years, maybe it'll go away
    <sniff> Thanks for your support :) I just have a few and the shrimp is
    only annoying when it decides to rest in the center of my vision and
    blur the print when I read. If that's what MD is like except lots
    worse, I don't see how I would be able to stand it.

    "My life outside of USENET is so full of love and kindness that I have
    to come here to find the venom and bile that I crave." --R. Damiani
    The Real Bev, Aug 4, 2004
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  3. I thought mr. Tyner was a good man, but here he is really nuts.


    The fly is simply too small to project any shadow, the shadow
    disperses itself if the fly is just some cm off the wall.

    The floaters the questioner sees are very SMART AND DETAILED,
    perfectly focused on the retina.

    It simply cannot be a shadow, unless you put a condenser before it as
    in an enlarger machine that projects perfect dust on the paper. This
    is not the case for the eye, when you think that the floater is INSIDE
    the eyeball, and there is no focusing mechanism between the floater
    and the retina.

    But the questioner may do fair experiments.

    For example, i ask him to look far off in the distance up in the sky
    and notice the apparent size of the floaters.

    Then to focus on a very close sheet of white paper at 10 or 15 cm from
    the eyes, and notice the apparent size of the floaters.

    The paper should be blank and as big as to cover the whole landscape,
    so you do not have any reference to compare size as you don't have
    when you look up in the clear sky.

    Think about the result of the experiment and then consider again your

    You will quickly become convinced that the explanation given by the
    professionals are quite hollow, they explain nothing.

    The truth is that these floaters are just imagined.

    If you are further interested, please visit
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Aug 8, 2004
  4. You will be able to stand it if you just will be a little bit more
    intelligent and think different.

    But your case is such a stupid one that it is useless to talk to you.

    You history is clear, you are a stupid man.

    You just surrendered to the stupidity of accepted ideas in
    ophthalmology since four hundred years, and still believe in this
    crap, which has never helped you by any means.

    It seems you are waiting for macular degeneration to come on you and
    fill you with its grace.

    You are inviting macular degeneration with your stupid attitude
    towards vision and life.

    Time will tell if I'm right or wrong.

    But what is preventing you from curing yourself and get rid of
    far-sightedness, floaters, astigmatism et cetera?

    The treatment exists since many years now. It may be long and tedious,
    but it works. It may be eccentric and difficult to be understood
    properly, but it works very easily if you apply yourself to it in

    It's difficult for me to accept that learned men seem so blind and

    What have you learned? What have you studied for?
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Aug 8, 2004
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