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Eye...floaters??

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posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:15 PM
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Hi, just wondering if other people experience this. Whenever I'm outside and I look at the sky, I see these things floating around. I've read up on eye floaters and from what I can tell, floaters are usually dark and they move with your eyes. What I see are tiny, round, clear things, almost like tiny soap bubbles. They're see-through but I can tell that they have a round rim or border. Also, these move around very quickly, even when I keep my eyes still. They're impossible to really focus on since they keep moving. My mom has seen them too.

Are these floaters?

Or something else?

Thanks,
Confused.




posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:20 PM
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I really dont know what they are but i've had them and "stairs" since i was 17.
I usually go flush my eyes with cold water and after awhile, it seems to roll off to the sides of my eyes and they're gone.

I'd also like to find out what causes these but never have had an answer.

Some people get them when they are about to have a migraine headache. I dont get a headache at all.

Maybe someone has the answer.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by selinakyle

Are these floaters?

Or something else?

Thanks,
Confused.


Hi, Confused:

You're seeing white blood cells moving through the blood vessels in your retina.

It works best when looking at a blue field like - the sky.

en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 22-7-2007 by Tom Bedlam]



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:28 PM
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Hey, thanks for the info!



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:33 PM
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I also see those "floaters," they can be annoying at times.

I usually only see them when I'm outside though. After a while you don't even notice them.

you're not the only one who sees them, I know a bunch of people who do.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by Tom Bedlam

You're seeing white blood cells moving through the blood vessels in your retina.

It works best when looking at a blue field like - the sky.

en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 22-7-2007 by Tom Bedlam]


Thanks for that link, I've seen those bright dots also and been wondering what the heck they are. Thanks.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:46 PM
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Glad to oblige. There's some freaky test the eye doctor does on me that shows these up, you can see lots o' blood vessels and little white cells squeezing through.

Note though - bursts of floaters (real floaters) and bright flickering "Christmas tree lights" are bad bad bad, go to the eye doctor, do not pass go. You have a retina detaching.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:50 PM
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I have mine since my mid thirties and I just got used to them, occurs I went to the doctor when I first notice something was wrong.

But my doctor said that is nothing to worry about but also that they are here to stay.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Tom Bedlam
Note though - bursts of floaters (real floaters) and bright flickering "Christmas tree lights" are bad bad bad, go to the eye doctor, do not pass go. You have a retina detaching.


Don't worry, I have already gone to the eye doctor a few times. He did the retina test on me to make sure everything was ok. My eyes are very healthy thank God, no problems and he told me the floaters are normal.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 05:44 PM
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It gets worse as you get older. My Dad has them.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by rocknroll
It gets worse as you get older. My Dad has them.


What's up rocknroll, good to see you around.

My dad also has them. I'm only 18 and I have quite a few, I hope they don't get any worse though. I've heard their is a surgery to get them remove if they become too obtrusive.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by thehumbleone

Don't worry, I have already gone to the eye doctor a few times. He did the retina test on me to make sure everything was ok. My eyes are very healthy thank God, no problems and he told me the floaters are normal.


Always a good idea, I have a hole in my left retina out by the temple, the doc is pretty sure it was from firing Barretts. It wasn't loose, so he was able to pop it with a laser a couple of times to stick it down.

Alas. My boxing career is over.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:19 PM
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I have eye floaters;mine are black. I am not sure what they are due to and to my knowledge most optometrists aren't exactly sure what they are due to either.

[edit on 23-7-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]

[edit on 23-7-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
I have eye floaters. I am not sure what they are due to and to my knowledge most optometrists aren't exactly sure what they are due to either.

[edit on 23-7-2007 by SpeakerofTruth]


I personally believe some people are more genetically prone to them.

My old man has had them for quite a while, that's probably why I am susceptible to them.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:27 PM
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I have these it's not some goverment test or alien hybrid going to pop out of your eyes spoke to my doctor and two eyes docs it's called OLD AGE i just laughed when they called them floaters haha.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:39 PM
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"Old Age?" I am only thirty years old, and I have had them for at least the last 5 years..



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:40 PM
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I'm only 18 and I've had them for like almost as long as I can remember.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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Am 25 so you can do the math on that one besides think doctors and eye specialist have more knowledge then me or you on the subject. Just my two pennys worth I find they only show up if you look at news paper or white sheets etc.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:48 PM
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It may be, as humble stated, something genetic. I have always wondered about it, though. I really don't ever remember noticing them until I became about 24-25 years old. That is when I first noticed them, to the best of my recollection.



posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 06:53 PM
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Wow, thanks selinakyle for bringing this up,
and thank you Tom Bedlam for answering this!

I'm going on 24 now and I've seen them since I was a kid,
always noticed they moved with my eye movement so
I figured it was inside my eye. I never really brought it
up with anyone, and just recently I was wondering if they
were bacteria or cells.

Well I have my answer now, ignorance denied!
Great post!



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