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Somehow im not convinced (eye question)

i had my eyes checked recently, turns out i have a slight astigmatism, and a small "spot" inside my eye, that was checked further to see if it was a cause for concern, and results turned out inconclusive.

anyway, my retinas are fine. my blood pressure is super (except when im having at the doctor, stupid white coat syndrome). my pulse is always quick but it always has been.

and the eye doctor did say he saw some floaters when he was looking in my eyes, but that he was surprised i can even see them because they're so small.

so if all that stuff is good, then why am i constantly seeing annoying floaters? i worry that its a health condition or something. they dont affect my vision, but they just randomly float by and i hate it. sometimes it scares me because i don't know why i see them. its been going on for years, but i think im more aware of them now. but, the eye doc says my eyes are fine. is this really normal? they are more prominent when i look in the sky or at a bright wall.

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Asked by tnm786 at 12:56 PM on Oct. 25, 2012 in Health

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  • They are actually pretty common. A lot of people see them. I had a friend with floaters and his were always worse after drinking and looking at a blue sky or a bright wall. As long as they aren't affecting your vision I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    Answer by kmath at 12:59 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • thanks, i guess i really need to be told that over and over again. i am a bit of a hypochondriac.

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 1:01 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Normal, gets worse with age though.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:41 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • you just told me you didn't know what floaters were! lol, maybe you're on lsd?

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:43 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Lol I didn't know what tracer spots were

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 2:30 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • I always have tons of floaters. My vision may be poor but my overall eye health is perfect, according to my eye dr.

    Answer by idareyou at 2:35 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

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