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Reasons for getting eye floaters - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help yiuy
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I think I have a floater in my eye. I came to know about this abt a week back
User :   ie through google search
Doctor :   k
User :   a black spot like thing wsa appearing. I had heard abt this from someone. SO i got a doubt & checked it in google.
User :   I want to get tested from a doctor to know the reason & if there is any harm from it
Doctor :   Let me tell you one thing
Doctor :   Floaters are common in normal eyes too
Doctor :   Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid.
User :   o
User :   is there any treatment
Doctor :   If you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters you see
Doctor :   especially if you also see flashes of light or notice that your vision has become hazy
Doctor :   Most eye floaters require no treatment. If your eye floaters are so numerous that they significantly interfere with your vision
User :   as of now i feel it is irritating. i read abt this. but better to get tested from a doctor i feel.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can get it tested
User :   I wear contact lens. I have Myopia. My left eye is red & it becomes more in the eveings. & this floater is also in the left eye only
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we will fix an apoointment with the eye specialist for u
User :   Confirmed
Doctor :   One of our doctors will get back to you soon with all the relevant details.
Doctor :   thankx for visiting healthcaremagic
User :   thank you..
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye

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