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Treatment for eye floaters - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi i suffer from strambismus extrophia which is the medical term for drifting eyes and i wanted to know the risks of it ?
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms?
User :   yes i am extremley light sensetive and have been getting eye floaters
User :   due to the lights
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   The main symptoms of this condition is double vision.
Doctor :   This can cause other symptoms such as vision acquity changes, headache.
User :   i have had this for 11 yrs ( since i was 9 ) and never had any condition of eye floaters my eye turns outwards due to far distances when i was younger my eyes used to feel really heavy and i could control my right eye now i have lost that control and can only bring it back for a short time or if i look very close at an object
Doctor :   Apart from these other important disadvantages are cosmetic problem and rejection of candidature in some field of work.
User :   since looking at the computer a lot i have been getting this eye floater that looked like a speckle and everyime it was bright and i looked out of the window i could see it
Doctor :   This can however be treated by means of surgery.
User :   i was getting gluey spots bigger than they should be ( the grey ones) and an increase in the clear ones everytime it was bright
User :   is there any risks of going blind with drifting eyes ( i have a squint strambismus)
Doctor :   No,
Doctor :   the symptoms that you have are due to dark adaptation.
User :   or fuctional blindless ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Dark adaptation is a phenomena that occur in every normal individual
Doctor :   If you are staring at a bright source of light for a while and then look at a less brighter location
User :   i could also see a floater only on the tv elsewhere i looked it wasn't there and i walked in a white room saw white floaters went in a dark one and it changed to the colour of the room
Doctor :   your eyes take a while to get adjusted to the darker light, thereby creating image blurring.
User :   i have been checked out by a doctor and he told me i had drifters (floaters) due to my drifitng eye
Doctor :   It is also can cause the floaters.
Doctor :   Such symptoms can be exacerbated with presence of strabismusm.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is not definitive indication for treatment.
Doctor :   If your symptoms are severe,
Doctor :   you get the floaters with dark adaptation,
Doctor :   if you have a double vision, persistent headache
Doctor :   as signs of correction.
Doctor :   See a doctor, if you develop those symptoms.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   my doctor told me i can have surgery but he also told me i could patch the eye. due to pressure of the one eye he said it could straighten the eye but is it possible the eye can become imparied
User :   and no i do not suffer from double vision but do get Mirgraines
Doctor :   Vision impairment can happen due to non use.
Doctor :   In individuals who have strabismus, often you find that one eye does the bulk of seeing.
Doctor :   the other eye is not used comparatively to reduce double vision.
Doctor :   Over a period of time, the vision function of the opposite eye can reduce.
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