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dora the ex...
what are they every so often i get like black floaty things in front of my eyes moving about and light flickering over the past day or so its all the time but no idea what it is... anyone shed any light on it?
I get floaters from time to time, especially when i'm on the computer alot.
From what i know they are completely harmless.
The only flashing lights i have had were when i was pregnant and i had a problems with my blood pressure.
It might be worth mentioning it to your doc when you next see him.
Why not pop into your local optician & mention it to them. They should be able to reassure you.
Both my parents have these. They were told by their optician that it's something to do with the retina I think, and that the eye eventually adjusts and 'accomodates' them, and you therefore stop noticing them.
All the same, I'd say go get them checked tho.
I have had these for around 8 months now. I went to my optician ( as my dad has a serious eye disease which is hereditry) He examined them closely said they were basically a sign you are getting older . :hissyfit: I am 31 BTW. I use the pc loads so he said its important to use my glasses. However they can be a sign of retinal damage ...like a precursor to retinal detachment. This is very rare he said . He told me if they got loads worse ie loads of dots enmass then you had to go to casualty. I would get them checked out , but loads of my friends have them too . I am used to mine now and I hardly notice them at all.
LOL at first I thought they were midges flying about the room:lol:
Crazy fool - just what the Doc said to my folks.
Yes get them checked out!! My OH had floaters years ago and when he went for an eye check up was admitted stright to hospital with suspected detached retinas, and told in no circumstances should he drive there and not to do anything too energetic (he is a runner....dunno if they thought he'd run there !!!)
He ended up in Manchester eye infirmary or whatever it's called having an op.
I'm sure he left it late to go to the dr's and that many people have floaters that aren't due to retinal detachment, but please check them out just in case.
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