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Blurred vision and watery eyes treatment options - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hoe can i help you?
Doctor :   How *
User :   somtimes i get bloches of clear cloud in front of my eyes and it blurs my vision.
User :   does that mean anything?
Doctor :   May i know since you are having this problem ?
User :   it keeps coming and going
User :   i want to say for about two years
User :   but im not sure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it only happens for a few seconds and then it goes away
User :   it actually just happened now
User :   i was reading an article on the internet and then all of a sudden the clouds started blocking my vision and i had to strain to see
Doctor :   Do you mean floaters ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Most floaters are the result of bits of cells that remain in the vitreous humor after birth and float around when the vitreous becomes more liquified later in life.
User :   so its not something i should worryabout?
Doctor :   Yes, its normal to have floaters
User :   ok..i wear glasses so I thouught it was maybe my vision was gettting worse
Doctor :   It would be ,
User :   you mean it could be?
Doctor :   bluring of vision is may be present with floaters but very minimal
User :   ok
User :   i didn't really understand what you said last
Doctor :   They are clumps of protein. These spots may look like dots, squiggles, strands or any of a hundred other shapes. Though annoying, floaters are harmless, and there are ways to prevent them through proper diet.
User :   ok
User :   is it normal for my eyes to hurt along with the floaters
Doctor :   I meant floaters do cause blurring of the vision but the blurring may be negligible'
Doctor :   Do you notice any redness in the eyes during the episode ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is there any pus discharging from your eye?
User :   no
User :   but my eyes do water a lot
User :   they dont water during the floaters episode, they just normaly water a lot
Doctor :   Watering of eyes is no where related to floaters though
User :   ok
Doctor :   Excess watering is known as Epiphora and
Doctor :   it happens when there is constant irritation in the eyes
User : usually happens when i dont wear my glasses
Doctor :   Then in that case irritation could be the probable cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoiding the triggering factors would suffice
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no
User :   thank u for your help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   bye
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