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nyliz
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   Posted 6/21/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you suffer from floaters in your eyes... you know like littles specks that are bothersome when you are outside on a sunny day or when looking at a blank white wall... I have this problem and it really increases my anxiety.  I have been to an opthamologist and they tell me my eyes are perfect but I still get "nervous" whenever I see them.  Just wondered if anyone else has this problem?
 
Liz

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   Posted 6/21/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Liz,

I do not have this problem but I am so sorry that you do.  I am sure it does raise your anxiety.

((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))

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harlan
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   Posted 6/21/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   

I have floaters in my left eye and it's very annoying.  I've tried to control them by trying to not look at the surfaces that make them more predominant but while at work and we are watching a presentation on the white board, it drives me nuts!  Wish I had some advice for you but I have them myself and just try and avoid looking at the surfaces that make them more predominant.  Good luck and if find something that works, let me know too!

 

 

nyliz
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   Posted 6/21/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both so much!!! No matter how many times I'm told that they're harmless I still occasionally need to reassure myself when they really start to freak me out. You guys are the best :)

harlan
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   Posted 6/21/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   

I was told they are harmless too but then I want to know why are they there if they're harmless.  Plus, they're VERY annoying!!!!  But you know this already....  :-)


nyliz
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   Posted 6/21/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
They don't prevent me from being able to see however when I'm at one of my children's baseball games sometimes I find it hard to concentrate because they distract me when I'm looking around. They always make me a bit nervous and I find myself following them and thinking "OH MY GOSH, people are looking at me and wondering what the hell I keep looking at" hee hee. Some days are worse than others, do you notice that as well? They are SOOOO annoying!! I have 20/20 vision and I'm only 30 this started about 2 years ago but I've noticed them getting much worse in the last few months. My opthamologist told me my eyes look great... go figure.

Liz

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   Posted 6/21/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Liz, I get that as well, it's frustrating. I get it more when I am tired or stressed and my blood sugar level is low. My doc ASSURES me it is normal (thanks doc) but it still makes me anxious. (even though I know they shouldn't - I think I get how you feel  :-)  ) Have you noticed that it happens more at certain times of the day???

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nyliz
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   Posted 6/22/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
usually more noticable in the evening or if I'm laying down looking up... first thing in the morning is usually no problem but lately they don't seem to care what time it is because they are ALWAYS present... I suppose I should name them and make freinds if they plan to stick around a while... ha ha - when I start chatting with them I'll know I've finally lost it :)

percycat
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   Posted 6/23/2008 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm, I always thought they were kind of fun to play with as a kid. I'd blink my eyes just to see where they went next. It was like watching amoebas in a microscope. :)

I've never thought to ask whether they were dangerous.

percycat

andwes
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   Posted 6/23/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same exact thing and when it first started a few years ago I was really nervous about it too.  They really are nothing though, except annoying, and usually get worse with age.  I wouldn't worry about it - I found that after time, I got used to them and they didn't bother me as much.

angelwings
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   Posted 6/23/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a floater. And of all times, I noticed it when I was inpatient at a hospital because of my anxiety. I went to the eye dr as soon as i got out and he said it was fine and chances are it will never go away. I've gotten so used to it now and I hardly notice it. But when I do notice it I can be very annoying. To lighten the problem I have named my floater Phil and everytime I see it I always say hi to it. haha i'm so silly
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