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Who gets these?! Another annoying eye floaters thread!

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Tbonesteak Wed 04-May-16 14:52:42

Ok, I've attached a picture!

Please have a look and tell me I'm not crazy - that big horrible thing on the far left is what I see day in day out. I have a huge one! Follows me everywhere, even given it a name!
It's translucent and floats about willy nilly. Bloody thing.

I also have several others that are similar but not quite as annoying.

Has anybody younger had these and tuned them out!?
I'm desperately hoping for a yes!
envy

Frusso Wed 04-May-16 15:08:41

I do. I currently have the far right twisley one with a tail.
I only see it if I'm looking for it.

I used to have one that looked like the copyright c in a circle. That was annoying.

Tbonesteak Wed 04-May-16 15:18:32

I wish I could only see mine if I looked for it! lol
How do you ignore them?! Mine whizzes around whenever I shift my eyes even just a tiny bit!

whatevva Wed 04-May-16 15:23:08

I have a bigger version of the twisley one. I try and make it circle round the lampshade in the morning.

I am convinced that you do not tune them out - your eyesight just becomes fuzzier.

I have heard of someone who had all the jelly stuff sucked out of her eyeballs and replaced with saline.

Frusso Wed 04-May-16 15:26:32

You see it because you know it's there. Ive had them on and off for years (since early 20s).

whatever you could be right with eyesight getting fuzzier.

Although I think I'm slightly on the longsighted side, so that could help.

Tbonesteak Wed 04-May-16 15:28:45

I'm early 20s too - optician said something about being in the area right by the retina hence why they appear so large and are so difficult to not see ..... Great! angry

Frusso Wed 04-May-16 15:57:35

They do progressively move outwards over time.
Although do be prepared for Bob to break up into mini Bobs.

Tbonesteak Wed 04-May-16 16:16:46

Haha I think I'd rather a few mini Bobs! Because Bob is a big Bugger!

GEM3A Wed 04-May-16 18:33:20

I get these too. Iv had at least 1 or 2 since I was a teen but I always assumed that everyone had them, never thought much about them and they didnt really bother me. Even when the optician asks me every year do i get floaters iv said no as i didn't think ones that i only saw occasionally were a problem!
Recently I learnt more about them and read that not everyone has them and surprisingly I now see loads pretty much all the time hmm and I can't help but focus on them. I know my brain will eventually just tune out from them like it has for the past 13years or so I just need to stop worrying about them like I did before

Tbonesteak Wed 04-May-16 18:38:07

Let me know how you get on Gemma - I can't wait to tune them out!! Wish I knew how long it'd be -

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