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Who gets these?! Another annoying eye floaters thread!

(15 Posts)
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

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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

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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

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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 -

Seattle123 Thu 13-Apr-17 16:13:30

This is all making me feel so much better seeing a drawing of what someone else can see. . I have one with a long tail like your drawing on the right, when I can get it in a place to focus on it almost looks like frog spawn. I'm paranoid about it and it is always there, like a fly I want to swot away! I've been to the doctor and the optician who checked my retina really thoroughly and said all was fine. My anxiety levels however are still through the roof and I'm not really functioning properly. People look at me as if I'm crazy as I'm often trying to focus on the floater and must look like I've tuned out!

Monkeyinshoes Thu 13-Apr-17 20:55:47

I've had these since my early twenties. Mine are dark, black dots and squiggly lines. Though I'm 34 now and have tuned them out, the majority of the time I don't notice them (more noticeable on a really bright day).

OldBooks Thu 13-Apr-17 21:46:27

I am 35, like PP have had them since early 20s. I do tune them out most of the time, sometimes they shock me as I think a bug is in my face! I find they come and go, sometimes hardly any, sometimes lots.

LumelaMme Thu 13-Apr-17 21:50:08

I've had mine for about 8 years on a pretty much permanent basis, having had the odd one before that. They fade away, and new ones appear.

It's like mild tinnitus: you just eventually tune them out without realising you're doing it. I only really find mine annoying when outdoors in snow.

Seattle123 Fri 14-Apr-17 07:47:19

Does anyone have one that looks like a clump of frog spawn?

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