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Eyefloaters and trying to ignore them!

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angiesmithy Sat 26-May-18 11:02:52

Hi guys,
I’m new to this group. I have recently had a partial PVD and some peripheral flashing and a lot of new floaters. Had all tests done and retina is fine! I have hashimotos, an auto immune disease. How do you ignore these floaters. It’s ruining my life!

helpfulperson Sat 26-May-18 12:45:38

The only thing is time but I can promise you you will notice them less and less. I liken it to breaking up with someone. At first you think about them all the time, then after a while you still think about them a few times daily but less, then maybe once a day and then suddenly you realise you haven't thought about them for a week or more. I find it ebbs and flows as well. Occasionally i still have days when I'm more aware of mine than usual but I have the secure knowledge that that will pass.

Dodie66 Sat 26-May-18 12:59:02

I’ve got them as well as the flashes. Like you was diagnosed with vitreous detatchment. After a while you do get used to them but they are annoying at times. I notice the bright flashes more when I’m going from a light room into a dark room. Like helpfulperson some days are better than others.

GfordMum101 Sat 26-May-18 13:05:34

In time you will notice them less. I have a number in both eyes, due to PVD, some are tiny specks, some are clouds, and I have a piece which has formed into a line across my right eye. So, I can tell you exactly what and where they are, however, I don't notice them very often now. I think your brain (eyes) learn to look through them, or perhaps it just ignores them after a while. I find it is worse when I am very tired, but then my general vision is too. Try not to worry, if you have had all the tests, then you should be fine going forward.

bruffin Sat 26-May-18 13:25:47

What bothers you about them? Ruining your life is being a bit overdramatic.
I have had loads for about 15 years, never really bothered me. Sometimes i notice them in bright light, infact noticed a few more today.
Ive been regularly seen at the opthamology department of the local hospital for over 20 years for High Ocular Pressure and none of the doctors have said they are anything to worry about.

angiesmithy Sat 26-May-18 23:22:15

Are they in your central vision? And don’t move? That’s what bothers me about them! What are they doing for your high occular pressure?

angiesmithy Sun 27-May-18 00:50:03

Are you on Facebook? Can we chat. Mine are in my right eye due to a partial/incomplete PVD. I’m not coping. I can’t imagine seeing these in my vision forever. Need to talk to someone.

MaudlinMews Sun 27-May-18 01:09:36

I had these in January - it was like watching black snowflakes falling all day. They took about six to eight weeks to go but they were so annoying during that time.

girlandboy Sun 27-May-18 01:36:40

They won't be in your vision forever. You need to give it time. I barely notice mine anymore.

And "ruining your life" may be a tad of an overreaction.

bruffin Sun 27-May-18 06:51:04

Yes they are in my central vision, te biggest one and the first is like a money spider the rest ate like train tracks or little dots.
They are just monitoring the occular pressure every 6 months, its around 25 in both eyes ,but i have thick corneas so adjusted to 17 / 18. Been 20 years of appointments but thankfully until last year no sign of the pressure affecting my eyes

angiesmithy Sun 27-May-18 07:02:41

I had my pressure checked 3 weeks ago and it was 18. Three weeks later after my PVD my pressure was 25. I also have a thick cornea, I have no idea what that means. So you have never developed glaucoma?

angiesmithy Sun 27-May-18 07:03:46

Iam not over reacting. Have you had a PVD? If no, then you have no idea what I am actually taking about. I have had floaters my whole life and I wasn it bothered until my PVD. They never “float” out my vision now.

angiesmithy Sun 27-May-18 07:04:10

You had a PVD?

angiesmithy Sun 27-May-18 07:05:18

How did you get to 17/18?

Katescurios Sun 27-May-18 07:06:50

Have you tried wearing tinted lenses? I had eye surgery last year which requires removing all the vitreous fluid. When it reformed i had loads of floaters , wearing sunglasses helped air them less noticeable and my brain started discounting them. Now I only notice them if I'm tired.

bruffin Sun 27-May-18 08:34:09

No i havent had a pvd but the floaters themselves shouldnt be ruining your life. Your brain will learn to phase them out , i only really see mine now when Im in bright sunlight. I am actually quite fond of my money spider floater confused
Im 55 so developed High Ocular P
Re the High Ocular Pressure. I was first diagnosed with this about 20 years ago in the mid 20s range and up until last year I had no signs of glaucoma, but steadily in the mid 20s most of that time, hospital visits every 6 to 9 months.

The a few years ago, they started adjusting them by -8. I think there was new research which showed thick corneas give a false high reading for Ocular Pressure which is why they correct for it. My disc cupping reading (cornea thickness I think?) is 0.6 and should be around .54
From what i can gather thicker corneas may actually have a lower risk of glaucoma
Last year for the first time i had a blind spot in my field tests and slightly higher readings, i had a scan of my eyes done and they were satisfied that i still dont need treatment but still need to be monitored.

girlandboy Sun 27-May-18 08:37:08

Yes I have had a PVD, twice. Both eyes.
They will diminish, and you will accustom yourself to them, or they will get reabsorbed.
It may seem like a big thing at the moment, but you need to give it time.

At the moment all I can see in my right eye is a large black blob. I know it will go eventually. My husband has incurable cancer, that's what's ruining my life.

You need to give it time.

bruffin Sun 27-May-18 08:41:35

Im 55 so developed High Ocular P
apoligies this was supposed to read
"Im 55 so developed High Ocular Pressure quite young"

bruffin Sun 27-May-18 08:48:20

and I was a little confused , disc cupping is not the same as thick corneas, so not sure what my reading for corneas are, but they are thick enough for them to affect the ocular pressure readings.

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