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Posted: 2/3/2006 7:45:41 AM EDT
Do you ever have floaters? You know, those small dark spots in your field of vision that dart away when you try to look at them.

They are annoying but I'm not sure there is much that you can do about them.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:46:57 AM EDT
Not what I thought this was about.

Yes. They are blood cells.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:48:36 AM EDT


Nice.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:48:49 AM EDT
yes i have had them for over twelve years. Many many people have them and accounts can be traced backed as far as acient rome. They are not harmful and for the most part cant be cured thus far.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:56:05 AM EDT
I've noticed them in the past, usually on bright days. They're annoying for a few minutes, then I stop noticing them.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:56:38 AM EDT
All the time....
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:58:41 AM EDT
n/m, not quite the topic I though it was gonna be......
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:58:42 AM EDT
Get them ocassionally. BTW, my boss had a sudden increase in "floaters" a while back and damned near lost his eye because he delayed seeing the eye doc. He had a torn retina. If you get a sudden increase in floaters you should see a doc.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:59:25 AM EDT
nope. mine are so heavy they sink to the bottom of the bowl every time
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:04:08 AM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:04:17 AM EDT
yep...every day

add that to my monthy migranes...good stuff.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:06:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:06:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
yep...every day

add that to my monthy migranes...good stuff.



+1 to a factor of about 3 to 5. Thank god for Imitrex and prescription ins and epilepsy drugs.... or do you have it that bad?


rj
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:13:02 AM EDT
They are blood cells. Often they are harmless, but if you have a lot, get checked out. In my case, they were from a hemmorhage from a stroke.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:15:12 AM EDT
All the time. Sometimes they are cloggers.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:18:35 AM EDT
I have and usually when I notice them I end up just forgetting about them a minute later.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:21:30 AM EDT
Yeppers.

Annoying, ain't they?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:27:06 AM EDT
I notice some sometimes that looked like translucent amoebas or algae or something
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:30:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I notice some sometimes that looked like translucent amoebas or algae or something



I thought i was the only one that saw that!

That's exactly what I see... best way to see it is on a bright, blue sky.


- BG
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:31:43 AM EDT
Mine look like Candice Bergen.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:39:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Mine look like Candice Bergen.



pfffft YOU got off easy!... Mine look like Ernest Borgnine

But seriously... Yeah I get them all the time... I should actually say I HAVE them all the time. They are just more noticeable on bright sunny days or overcast days. they are annoying when I obsess over them and I HATE them.

Leadnbrass... You got me thinking though if there is a correlation between floaters and migraines. I get migraines but I dont have the headache.. I have the visual auras which sometimes I wig out when a floater lands in the right place... I think I am having a migraine attack.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:58:11 AM EDT
does anyone else ever see bright colors and patterns when they jsut shut their eyes? if its really dark, i oten see something along the lines of a night vision green kaleidiscope.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:11:11 AM EDT
Was just at my eye doctor last week and asked about my floaters. Her response was as long as you don't see a sudden increase or flashes of light with them. Flashes of light indicate the retinal is being torn away from its mounting surface. She said the floaters are comprised of cologen.

Kent
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:41:17 AM EDT
I rarely see them but when I do they look more like the silver crap from Terminator 2 when he gets blown apart and how the liquid silver stuff is coming back together again.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:42:22 AM EDT
Yep, for about 25 years.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:45:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Not what I thought this was about.

Yes. They are blood cells.



I thought ARFCOM had gone down the toilet!

I don't have them very often.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:57:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Not what I thought this was about.

Yes. They are blood cells.



No, they are not blood cells, they are solid particles of vitreous humor. Vitreous is the jelly like substance that helps your eye keep a round shape. As you age your virtreous starts to liquify. Floaters are pieces of vitreous and other dead occular cells that get stirred up inside your eye when you move around. Unless floaters are accompanied by flashes of light, or you have a very large number of them all of the sudden, they are nothing to worry about.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:00:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Not what I thought this was about.

Yes. They are blood cells.



blood cells??

Looks like dust to me ....
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:06:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:28:46 AM EDT
Scar tissue from welding. Doc says he can't do anything for them. They suck.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:35:09 PM EDT

Get them ocassionally. BTW, my boss had a sudden increase in "floaters" a while back and damned near lost his eye because he delayed seeing the eye doc. He had a torn retina. If you get a sudden increase in floaters you should see a doc.


BIG +1 !!! Been there, done that. No fun AT ALL. Have a doc/specialist take a look. I had NO indication of a detached retina except floaters and discomfort from contact lenses. I ended up with surgery and recuperation that lasted 3-4 months. Get thee to a good doctor. And FWIW ... I sincerely hope that it really is nothing. Stay safe
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:42:20 PM EDT
All my life.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:45:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I notice some sometimes that looked like translucent amoebas or algae or something



I thought i was the only one that saw that!

That's exactly what I see... best way to see it is on a bright, blue sky.


- BG



+1, I am the exact same way. Thought I was the only one.

Now that I'm thinking about them, I just saw one "fly" past the screen as I am posting.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:46:13 PM EDT
I have shitty vision so yes is the answer.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:48:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 12:49:48 PM EDT by BuckeyeRifleman]

Originally Posted By torstin:
does anyone else ever see bright colors and patterns when they jsut shut their eyes? if its really dark, i oten see something along the lines of a night vision green kaleidiscope.



YES! when I was a little kid I remember closing my eyes and pushing on them to see all the "cool" colors and shapes. Probably wasnt a good idea as now I have contacts
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:49:06 PM EDT
yes, sometimes
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:51:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:56:55 PM EDT
Yep me too. You need to unwrap the tinfoil a little. It makes them happen a lot less frequent.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:53:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:

Originally Posted By torstin:
does anyone else ever see bright colors and patterns when they jsut shut their eyes? if its really dark, i oten see something along the lines of a night vision green kaleidiscope.



YES! when I was a little kid I remember closing my eyes and pushing on them to see all the "cool" colors and shapes. Probably wasnt a good idea as now I have contacts



I thought I was the only kid that ever did that. It was trippy, man. Trippy.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:06:22 PM EDT
Almost every day
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:26:11 PM EDT
Thought you were talking about poop.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:26:13 PM EDT
I've had them since I was a kid, but mine look like a couple small hairs floating around. Approximately like an eyelash floating 12" from my eye is the best way I can describe it.

I also see colors when I close my eyes, especially if I squint them hard. When I close my eyes normally, and there's any lights on, I see what looks like an entire field of tiny dots. As I look at them about one quarter to one third of them start flowing like a river either left to right or right to left. (Not consistant, but never up and down).

I can sometimes see the same thing with my eyes open, if I purposely don't focus on anything and keep very still. It's been like that as long as I can remember.


On an almost totally unrelated subject, with various forms of over exertion I get some really cool little starburst flashes in my peripheral vision for a little bit.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:31:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OBird:

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:

Originally Posted By torstin:
does anyone else ever see bright colors and patterns when they jsut shut their eyes? if its really dark, i oten see something along the lines of a night vision green kaleidiscope.



YES! when I was a little kid I remember closing my eyes and pushing on them to see all the "cool" colors and shapes. Probably wasnt a good idea as now I have contacts



I thought I was the only kid that ever did that. It was trippy, man. Trippy.


Sweet, I'm not alone! +
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:38:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 7:39:05 PM EDT by pale_pony]
"They're Floating!!!"
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:41:57 PM EDT
I always thought they were demons.

Thanks for that picture of Pennywise right before bedtime, btw.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:53:01 PM EDT
I thought this was about shits.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:28:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:



On an almost totally unrelated subject, with various forms of over exertion I get some really cool little starburst flashes in my peripheral vision for a little bit.



Curious.... how is your blood pressure?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 1:29:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lawdog:
All the time. Sometimes they are cloggers.



LOL
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:06:06 AM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:45:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JasonC:

Originally Posted By lawdog:
All the time. Sometimes they are cloggers.



LOL



hhehehe

Damned post ban toilets...
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:47:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By snipAR_15:
I thought this was about shits.hr
Could be worse... I was expecting it to be about corpses disposed of in the river.
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