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Do you see floaters?

When I look at something bright, such as the sky, I can these little germy-looking things zipping around. Is there anything that I can do to make it stop?

When I was a kid, I thought it was a superpower. I told people that I could see germs. 馃槕
Only when i look in the toilet
ExtremeNext31-35, F
@ExtremeNext 馃毘
TexChikF
It's a broken embryonic vein inside your eye that is floating around in the vitreous humor. If you get a good eye exam (ophthalmologist) , they can find it and observe it through your pupil with a normal exam. It's not going anywhere and really poses no issue with the health of your eye or your vision. I have one in my right eye.
SinlessOnslaught26-30, M
We covered that in psychology class. It's normal, there's nothing you can do about it, and you'll see more of them as you get older. But they won't obstruct your vision or anything like that.

Unfortunately I forget what exactly they are.
TommyNoir31-35, M
@SinlessOnslaught I received my BS in psychology in 2014, and I've already forgotten most of everything. 馃槅
Zaphod4246-50, M
When I was a kid I thought I could see the air鈥ll those tiny little pin dots zipping around, and weird little ameba like outlines slowly drifting about. It wasn鈥檛 until my teens that I both got and learned about those dark random shaped floaters.
Starmaiden56-60, F
Those are the elementals. They're called fairies in Ireland.
TommyNoir31-35, M
@Starmaiden Their movement depends on my eye movement, so I'm thinking something is inside my eyes, perhaps within the fluid.
Starmaiden56-60, F
@TommyNoir You can always get your eyes checked by an opthalmologist.
TommyNoir31-35, M
@Starmaiden I recently had an eye exam, but I didn't think to mention it.
ServantOfTheGoddess61-69, M
I do have floaters. My understanding from eye doctors is that there's nothing to do about them (the laser treatment that somebody mentions in this thread is rare and risky, to my understanding). But usually your mind adjusts to any new floaters after a while and kind of tunes them out.
cherokeepatti61-69, F
Yeah and more as I age
CrazyMusicLover31-35
Rarely ever. I saw some the other day when I looked at the sky but I normally don't look at bright uniform-colored areas so if they are there, I don't know about it. My brother often mentions he has a problem with those though.
ravenwind4351-55, F
Oh yeah and I get one in my right eye that to time obstructs my vision in certain light. Very annoying. Mine have gotten worse over the years.
SW-User
@ravenwind43 Me too from time to time. Drives me nuts lol
SW-User
@ravenwind43 Sent you a pm if you fancy a chat sometime!
ScarletWitch26-30, F
Thats exactly what they look like LMFAO. i got a good laugh from this. I have thr same issue. Anytime i look at the clear sky. Or a blank white wall. I see them. But contacts sorta help me not see them as much.
Thevy2941-45, M
I forget the name of it. There is a thing where things are stuck in your eye. They don't cause any harm, they're tiny. And you can see them like your describing. Washing your eyes doesn't help. You just have to get used to them.
supersnipe61-69, M
Yes, little specks and indistinct, out-of-focus vague little things. I notice them if I pay attention, otherwise I'm barely aware of them. I'm not aware of any treatment.
YnotisayM
I have them and know there's a laser procedure now available. Typically they're just an occasional nuisance but if they get bad they can be dissolved.
DoubleRings51-55, F
I鈥檝e seen them since my early teens. They get worse with age. Mine did anyway. But they are common and pretty harmless.
Yeah, in High School i told everyone they were silver snakes, it jived with me being a Jim Morrison fan.
Yeah, the stray one here and there.
See an opthamologist if you're seeing a lot though.
jimjim1969M
Nothing you can do. At least that is what my doctor says.
samueltyler280-89, M
Occasionally. They are real nuisance.
ExtremeNext31-35, F
I still have that
@ExtremeNext 馃
Patriot9656-60, C
Nothing you can do
InHeavenF
Ya. Its pretty annoying
SW-User
Yes I have two
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SkeetSkeet100+, F
AzlottoM
Yes I do. They were fun when I did acid but now, not so much.
DDonde31-35, M
Yep! I usually forget about it but they're always in my vision
ViciDraco36-40, M
I see them

 
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