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Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 01:01 PM
does anyone around here have floaters!
i see "clusters" embeded on my right eye vision when looking at a clear blue sky or light colors...

More info:
http://ohiolionseyeresearch.com/Floaters.gif
Floaters are condensations of cells in the vitreous or gel part of the eye. Floaters can look like a number of things including dots, spots, dots with arms, spiders, clumps of dots or strings. Floaters are most easily seen when looking at the clear blue sky and moving ones eyes back and forth. Floaters are very common and are the main problem or concern of web site visitors. Floaters are common in the elderly, patients with nearsightedness (myopia) , diabetes and high blood pressure. One or a few floaters is common. The sudden appearance of a large number of floaters warrants a trip to the eye doctor's office. In general once a patient has a floater(s) they'll always have floaters, although they appear to come and go. Web site visitors have raised the possibility that vitamin A supplements may cause floaters, although a direct link has not been established.


I consulted a doctor and i have 20/20 vision but this floaters on my right eye is so annoying!
the doctor said i can have this damn for months


please reply if you also have these annoyng problem!

Thanks!

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 01:01 PM
does anyone around here have floaters!
i see "clusters" embeded on my right eye vision when looking at a clear blue sky or light colors...

More info:
http://ohiolionseyeresearch.com/Floaters.gif
Floaters are condensations of cells in the vitreous or gel part of the eye. Floaters can look like a number of things including dots, spots, dots with arms, spiders, clumps of dots or strings. Floaters are most easily seen when looking at the clear blue sky and moving ones eyes back and forth. Floaters are very common and are the main problem or concern of web site visitors. Floaters are common in the elderly, patients with nearsightedness (myopia) , diabetes and high blood pressure. One or a few floaters is common. The sudden appearance of a large number of floaters warrants a trip to the eye doctor's office. In general once a patient has a floater(s) they'll always have floaters, although they appear to come and go. Web site visitors have raised the possibility that vitamin A supplements may cause floaters, although a direct link has not been established.


I consulted a doctor and i have 20/20 vision but this floaters on my right eye is so annoying!
the doctor said i can have this damn for months


please reply if you also have these annoyng problem!

Thanks!

Fox_3
08-04-2006, 01:20 PM
I'm short sighted now, and experience this occasionally. It's never got to the annoying stage. I just get the odd one or two.

Stackhouse25th
08-04-2006, 01:22 PM
ive got one thats been there for years.

i hear windex helps to get rid of them

triad773
08-04-2006, 01:25 PM
yeah I have had that for longer than I care to remember. Happens more when I un-focus my eye. It was kinda cool at first: like looking at a microscope and seeing all these little things floating around; then it was annoying.

Ganja helped some http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Irish_Rogues
08-04-2006, 01:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">yeah I have had that for longer than I care to remember. Happens more when I un-focus my eye. It was kinda cool at first: like looking at a microscope and seeing all these little things floating around; then it was annoying. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here, though mine is a little better since I got my Blood Pressure under control.

Stackhouse25th
08-04-2006, 01:37 PM
probably a result of the nuclear testing the did a while ago.

Vorondil-1986
08-04-2006, 02:01 PM
I too have these, they haven't really bothered me more than the thought of if they are a bad sign of something or not. They are not that many though. I am extremely short-sighted so that may be the cause of it.

However, I have heard that if you drink enough anti-freeze you won't see them anymore, but not much else either http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 02:15 PM
so have anyone tried laser surgery to get rid of this floaters?

VF-51-Dart
08-04-2006, 02:18 PM
I have these too, and have had them for years now. Usually don't notice them, but some days they are fricking annoying

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 02:23 PM
OMG!
years!?!
This is so F* annoying specially during the airshow...damn!

it also interferes while playing Flight sims...

Do you have it on a single eye?

VF-51-Dart
08-04-2006, 02:35 PM
Both, but more so on my right eye.

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 02:37 PM
you think the computer have something to do with this?

or diabetese on the family?

BTW,
They dont pop-up when i'm looking and talking to Pretty girls http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Sergio_101
08-04-2006, 02:42 PM
Cool name, everyone has them.
Most of us can see them only
in special conditions.
There are parasites living there also.
Benign parasites, but parasites non the less.

We all have lots of critters living on us.

Sergio

Ernst_Rohr
08-04-2006, 02:43 PM
Im like Dart, I have had these for years. After a while you get used to it, and you dont notice them as much.

I would love to get rid of them, but according to the optometrist, your kind of stuck with them.

mandrill7
08-04-2006, 02:48 PM
Got 'em too, but it doesn't really bother me.

I'm going to blame genetics. Damn parents!

ScifiSpirit
08-04-2006, 02:59 PM
O_O?? WOW, i didn't think these things even had a name. My eye vision is not good, i can't see far without glasses and i've had them for years too, 6-9 years i think, but just a few. In my eye they look just like that microscope thing someone said, the biggest looks very much like that on the drawing on the left lower corner, like a chain formed of round things. I can't remember on which eye they appear, or both. I guess i'm lucky with this since they usually appear just for a very short time and disappear after i move my eyes a few times, like dropping off from the field of vision. I have never even mentioned about this to eye doctor, i thought it was just some dust on the surface of the eye or something.

A month ago though i was looking at the bright blue sky and i saw a ton of these things, except very much smaller than what i've had so far, and very oddly they looked like they were moving on their own, like fish or something, i know this must sound funny but thats what i saw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Good thing i have reserved a time to eye doctor.

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 03:04 PM
I HATE Floaters! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Does anyone tried or know how much it will cost me for a laser surgery to make these damn floaters go away???

F16_Neo
08-04-2006, 03:44 PM
I experience those, exactly as described in post above! It doesn't really annoy me, normally they're outta focus anyway. Noticed it first maybe 10 years ago, decided would go do doc if getting worse. Didn't get worse. So now I just live with it... not a big problem.. my small toe now out-of-joint is much worse of a problem but getting better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
BTW do blood pressure tests once a year, don't remember last value but nurse said "school-boy values" so decent I think.

Is this an issue if applying for pilot license?

Beuf_Ninja
08-04-2006, 03:49 PM
I've got them in both eyes, had them for 10+ years. Very annoying and distracting when driving. I am slighty shortsighted, maybe there is a connection?

tigertalon
08-04-2006, 03:59 PM
Yes I have them, but they never bothered me much... When I don't pay attention to them I simply do not see them, not even notice them. Right when I saw the title of this thread I started seeing them after a year or two! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

HitchHikerHSDWG
08-04-2006, 04:03 PM
Hey I get those I always thought they were flashbacks from using LSD! And that sucks because they were pretty cool as flashbacks.

F6_Ace
08-04-2006, 04:06 PM
The only floaters I have suffered from recently involved going for a dump after a heavy session on real ale and a jalfrazee in Frodsham.

Nothing that a poke with a stick wouldn't sort out, though.

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 04:38 PM
I'm 18,how about you guys who also have floaters,how old are you?

BTW,Laser treatment is the only option right?

F16_Neo
08-04-2006, 04:41 PM
i'm 34, saw'em first at 25

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 04:46 PM
holy cr4P,I'm just 17 when these floaters first appeard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif, (8) mons. ago....

WWMaxGunz
08-04-2006, 04:47 PM
I was born with nuclear cataracts so I don't sweat floaters.

WarWolfe_1
08-04-2006, 04:48 PM
I have floaters from time to time. Don't know what the cause of them is, I asked a Doctor and he said unless they get worse I should have nothing to worry about as i just get them every once in a blue moon. On my right eye I have a scar from R/C airplanefuel that was squrited into my eye in childhood (Long story). I now have blackspots and will always as far as I know.

WTE_Googly
08-04-2006, 05:14 PM
Yeah I'm slightly short sighted and I get these floater things. I am 19 and started seeing them around 5-6 years ago.

When I first noticed them they were bloody annoying, and I would have given anything to get rid of them, but now I am used to them and hardly notice them at all unless looking at the sky or something light coloured.

The only time when it REALLY annoys me is when playing cricket, especially being a batsman. it is not a good thing having these floaters floating around when trying to focus on the ball...

But on the whole I hardly ever notice them anymore.

Kocur_
08-04-2006, 05:16 PM
I guess most of us have them. Pick a nicely located one and make it a pipper of your personal 'helmet display' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Btw. did you know, that most of humanity has a kind of saprophyte that lives in eyeballs? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
But Im sure you dont have it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tigertalon
08-04-2006, 05:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Top_Gun_1_0_1:
I'm 18,how about you guys who also have floaters,how old are you?

BTW,Laser treatment is the only option right? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

29 here, I have them since I remember. When I was a kid and was really bored (not that often) I looked at the sky (or other bright area) and tried to center one of that floats and keep it centered by rapid movement of eyes. Not as easy as it seems.

Still, my advice is, ignore them and you will actually forgot about them. You will see them only if reminded.

Look at it from the other perspective: what a magnificent ultra high resolution ball shaped camera nature has built, and it supplied you with two examples of those for FREE! Hell, I can live with floats in an exchange for that!

Or think of how many blind people are around us that would give everything to see the floats...

Top_Gun_1_0_1
08-04-2006, 05:36 PM
BTW,
Will floaters cause "CROSSIGHTEDness" if you read books alot?

these floaters makes me sick when reading http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Lewicide
08-04-2006, 05:40 PM
I first noticed these in my eary 20's when I was doing a lot of competition shooting with heavy calibre rifles. The doc thought recoil may have been contributing to them.

20 years later and they still turn up, but I haven't stopped shooting either.
I just noticed, none today, but I haven't shot for a week. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

FoolTrottel
08-04-2006, 05:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I'm 18,how about you guys who also have floaters,how old are you? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm nearing 42 now, and have had them in both eyes for about 3 years now.

Went to the doctor about it.
He said "Yeah, it happens, it's normal."
So, I ask, "Well, what's next, how to get rid of 'm? What can we do about them?"
He answers: :"Well, you know, nothing much. You know, after some time, I don't hear people complanin' about them anymore..."

So, me thinks, "Okay then, thats good, it'll either go away, or they won't bother me no more.."

Concluding: it's a weird thing. Sometimes I see 'm, sometimes I do not.

Like I've been Sturmoviking for the past two hours, no worries, no floaters.
I read this thread, no floaters, no worries.
I reply to this thread, and in the seven or so minutes it takes I go: "Hey there's a floater, and yeah, another one there!" and next, they are gone...

(So, like at the moment of typing these words: They've left...)

Concluding: You'll get used to 'm ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
After some time you'll still see 'm, but they won't bother you that much!

T_O_A_D
08-04-2006, 05:52 PM
We all from what my Doctor said have them in some sort of degree. I too have excellent eye site. But if I blank stare I see them too.

I think I first noticed them in High school. Thus the blank stare phenomonum.

heywooood
08-04-2006, 06:11 PM
heywooood has the floaters too...apparently the eye is full of a jelly like substance that keeps all the minute fiber strands seperated...until age causes the jel to liquify - that makes the strands and fibers droop and make contact with each other ....resulting in spots or flecks in the vision that appear to 'float' around....actually occurs inside the eye - not on the surface. Welcome to the aging process says my doctor. One day says he, you may see a shower of these floaters cascading across your view. Hopefully I'll be sitting in my easy chair and not cruising down the highway in my car when that happens.

Dash_C.
08-04-2006, 08:02 PM
I've had floaters ever since I was a little kid, but I don't think there's anything you can do about them except learn to live with them.

han freak solo
08-04-2006, 08:40 PM
What tha? I've never heard of this ever brought up anywhere!

I've had them for over 20 years since my teens, I just thought my eyes were a little screwed and let it be. I am nearsighted and have been since the age of 8, so I guess I fall in that category of a floater owner.

Weird that I never heard of it being widespread until today.

VonKlugermon
08-04-2006, 08:44 PM
Not to alarm you or anything, but if you experience a "shower" of floaters, there is a chance you may have a detached retina! The older you get, the more likely this can occur, (older eyes are less flexible), but it can happen to anyone. I think spontaneous occurrence is rare, but it can be caused by any number of things. For example, shooting a high caliber weapon, high g-loading, car accident, etc.
If it were me, I'd have an ophthamologist or optometrist take a look at your eyes, just to be certain.

Willy

Bandit.426Cdn
08-04-2006, 08:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Top_Gun_1_0_1:
I'm 18,how about you guys who also have floaters,how old are you?

BTW,Laser treatment is the only option right? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

38 y/o, with severe myopia and astigmatism. Had them all my living memory. I have to be really, really bored to do this.. but if doing absolutely nothing else (ie pinned to a dentists chair like an impaled monarch butterfly to the specimen sheet bored), I can even play a game of pong of sorts with the floaters, usually a squiggly ball, using eye movement, and ahem.. strain pressure. Gotta be careful with that second one though, don't want to offend the pretty assistant..

Had 'em all my life, the floaters are a part of me. I take them for granted. Wasn't aware there was 'laser surgery' for it, since it was fluid in the eye..

ModelNo
08-04-2006, 09:15 PM
Sorry mate, they will never get better, and never will any other problems you have or you will have. It is called mortality. Your body makes more cells than die in it until you are somewhere in your early twenties, and then more cells die each day than are made, until the day when all your cells, and you, are embalmed and stuck in a box six feet under, or burned to ashes and scattered on the water for guppies to snap up.

Have a nice day, as everyone above ground is a good one....

cmw1980
08-05-2006, 06:11 AM
I'm 25 and have had them as long as I remember. Thank God though, I thought I was the only one who had them because I had no idea what it was and never did anything about it. I will mention it to the doc next time! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

WWMaxGunz
08-05-2006, 06:16 AM
I met a Tai Chi master back in 81 who had changed his life completely at age 45 after his
first heart attack. Went full vegetarian and took up Tai Chi for exercise and at age 80
he said he was in better shape than at 45.
If you travel a bad road early on then there is lots of room for improvemnt that aging
will not close to you.

Therion_Prime
08-05-2006, 06:33 AM
I have them, too.
One way to get rid of really disturbing ones momentarily is to roll your eyes around a few times and since the floaters float http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif they'll eventually float outside your field of vision.

Te_Vigo
08-05-2006, 09:34 AM
http://www.optionseyecare.com.au/faq_floaters.htm


I understand that pilots can lose their license, after an eye examination, if there is
(I've read somewhere) 6% of vision blocked.

(I could well stand correcting)

T_O_A_D
08-05-2006, 10:30 AM
Well at least they don't stink. Like a Brown Eye Floater does. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Don_X
08-05-2006, 10:49 AM
i used to think they were UFO's

Ciscobird
08-05-2006, 10:51 AM
Yup, short sighted myself. First seen them as a kid looking up at the sky but never bothered me until I had a water skiing accident when I was 25 where I landed head first after flipping up 20 feet in the air. Later that week floaters kept coming up, especially during daytime and when reading books.

Still see them whenever I walk into bright room or outside or look at papers. At the worst, looks like millions of "male-unique" cells wriggling around.

That's why I wear sunglasses as much as possible, to tone them down.

The doc said I could do nothing about it and that it probably will get worse. I looked for more info. myself and found that some people with floaters should watch out for signs of retina detachment (just don't be surprised if suddenly you see a black curtain on one side of your vision).

I know this sucks.

Spinnetti
08-05-2006, 12:08 PM
As Ciscobird said, You are likely to have them your whole life (no where for them to go), and it probably will get worse when you get older. If I close my eyes and look around, I have an "intraocular floater" that looks like a little piece of lint. nothing to do about it but get used to it.

PS Good one Toad...

Vorondil-1986
08-05-2006, 12:40 PM
I'm 20 years old, and have had them for at least 5 years. As I said earlier I am short-sighted and need glasses with a focal strength of -6.5

BfHeFwMe
08-05-2006, 02:21 PM
Syringe and a jar of grape jelly, drain your eye, reinject with jelly. You'll clean out the floaters, feed the parasites, and get free sunglasses to boot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif