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I've had eye floaters before, but they're usually little specks that I'd barely notice. Last week a bigger, line-shaped one showed up in my left eye and it's driving me nuts. I live in Scandinavia where all of the walls are white, even my work desk is white, I'm too distracted to get anything done!

Have any of my fellow Villagers experienced this? Did it get better? Does anyone know a home remedy I could try?

I'm so depressed and when I get home from work all I want to do is go to bed in hopes that it will be gone or less noticeable in the morning.
 

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I have always had floaters all my life. even as a kid. Doc said I was just over observant.

Sometimes washing your eye works. Either by hand or with eye moisting eye drops.

For me I just try to ignore them.
 
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Years ago I had a large floater. It would come into my field of vision and block half of it. It was seriously dangerous because I'd be half blind in one eye. I got in with a doctor, just to make sure it wasn't a torn retina or something, and he said that people with migraines were more likely to get large floaters.

It is inside your eye, not on the outside.

I agree that unless you have other health issues: high blood pressure, tendency to get blood clots, diabetes, migraines, etc. Then it is probably harmless and you'll just have to wait for it to go away.

If you take a lot of vitamin C or eat a lot of foods high in vitamin C, you might want to back off on it a bit.

If you are seeing tiny flashes of light, go to an eye doctor.
 

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Go to an optometrist to have them check for torn retina or other issues. Either using dilating drops or not, they can shine a light around in your eyes to see if they can spot them. If it really is a huge problem, there are treatments but they are often not worthwhile. I just got a large one too. This time it is in color. So I went in to have it checked out. Nothing there but better safe than sorry.
 

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I was told that if I ever experienced floaters to see my opthamologist immediately because it could mean the start of a detached retina. Your eyesight is important. PLEASE have it checked.
 

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I have had floaters as long as I can remember. Most of the time I don't notice them but sometimes they really drive me crazy, especially in brights lights. But I've heard, like others have mentioned, that if you have never had them and they suddenly show up you need to get to a Dr because it could be a detached retina. Please go have it looked at. Better safe than sorry.
 

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Muse did your floater go away?

I would assume a plain old floater would have moved out of you line of sight by now ( mine generally float out of my line of sight with a few seconds)

If it has not the see an eye doc please.
 

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Here is I to on eye floaters from web md

Eye Floaters: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Now I know why washing or eye drops works even though they are on the inside of the eye. It is because of the eye movment when washing the eye or using eye drops
 

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I have them too, can you put a cover over your desk at work to help reduce how noticeable the floater is?
 

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I've had eye floaters before, .
Eye floaters can be an 'age thing' too..........don't know how old you are........or even what age they can start.........but when it comes to my eyes I would sure have it checked........your eye Dr. can explain more about them and what to watch for if something becomes really serious.

Good luck..........
 

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The soonest appointment I could book online was mid-April. I emailed my Dr. to see if I could get an urgent appointment and she wrote backsasking if I was sure it wasn't just dirt. As if I'd have dirt in my eye for over a week! Gotta love socialized medicine.
 

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The soonest appointment I could book online was mid-April. I emailed my Dr. to see if I could get an urgent appointment and she wrote backsasking if I was sure it wasn't just dirt. As if I'd have dirt in my eye for over a week! Gotta love socialized medicine.
I once had a speck of insect wing in my eye for over a week. Had no idea accept that my eye hurt. Even took the doc a while to find as it blended in well. He said the wind probably blew it in there.

Little Miss had sand from the playground blow into her eye. The school nurse said. They had washed out the eye but I should take her the eye doc. Who I did the doc said that sand had scratched her cornea and that there were still specks of sand in there. She washed it out again and prescribed some eye drops Littlle Miss had to use for a week to "finish clearing out the eye and help heal the scatches

Good luck at your appointment midApril hope it is nothing major
 
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I find that the bright lights at work combined with a length of time on my computer cause me to have very distracting line floaters. when they get really bad I sneak out to my car and lay down with my eyes closed for 10-15 minutes. Most of the time it works.
 

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I had floaters and still do, when they first came about I went to an optometrist who sent me to a retina specialist.I had arteritis, and vasculitis, inflammation of the arteries in the eye.I have lupus too, so inflammation is a huge issue for me...at any rate I suggest you get it checked out just to be on the safe side.

good luck!

patty
 
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