PVD is a natural process for most of us. So there is nothing to fear, really! I have gone through it, and so do millions of other people. As your doctor, perhaps, must have told you, as we age, the vitreous, inside the eyeball, slowly shrinks, and, hence, detaches itself from the retina, sometimes, creating floaters, which are just protein fibers which make up the... (1 replies)
... ad a PVD about 2 years ago, plus I've always had floaters, however, I just had a new floater and the doctor did laser eye surgery. I always have a great deal of anxiety and since this just happened right before I was to go out of the country on vacation I had a major panic attack and couldn't force myself to go. ... (1 replies)
... I am a 21 year old male and I believe I have the same condition, I have never seen a doctor about it but I know what you mean, the floaters appeared for me about a year ago and every time I see them I worry because they are a pain in the arse. ... (20 replies)
... who have floaters that turned into PVD. Mine started on Oct.2011 with small black dots in left eye. ... (1 replies)
... If you would seriously rather take the risk,,,, first do the research on the Recovery of a Vitrectomy,,,,,it is GRUELING from what I have read and I am dreading the day make that Years of recovery when I have to have one....then if you STILL WANT IT,,,and you cannot find a doctor, go to a local University Hospital, even if you have to go to Germany if you are in Italy,, and... (16 replies)
... Same boat, have floaters as well, since I can remember, it has been a long time and I am 20 yrs. old. ... (16 replies)
... Howdy! I'm 24 years old and I've been dealing with floaters for quite awhile myself. ... (16 replies)
... floaters are the cause of my anxiety, how can you "Fix" anxiety without "fixing" the problem that causes it? ... (16 replies)
... If they make you anxious, then fix the anxiety and not the eye. ... (16 replies)
... Dear people,
i have had some problems with my eyes for the last month. When i look at a wall with a detailed texture, it seems to me that somehow parts of it are slightly moving. I have the same with watching a computer screen; i get than the impression that the lines are moving from side to side, not aggressively but only very slowly. I have the same effect, and it even... (0 replies)
... Hopefully you have seen an opthalmologist by now, if not, you really should go.
In October 2006, I went to bed fine, and woke up the next morning with a "bump" in my vision. Straight lines had a bump in them (straight lines were most noticeable). Ended up being something very serious, and I am now legally blind. That is not meant to scare you - just to point out that... (1 replies)
... Little background info. 20 years old, smoker, not the healthiest diet. Normal weight and height. Rarely get a good nights sleep. Have generalized anxiety disorder and a history of (not to often occuring) migraines with aura.
Recently, some vision changes (or maybe im just now truly noticing and paying attention to them) have got my attention, and being the worrier I am its... (1 replies)
... sleep apnea. I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, also, but I don't guess that's pertinent at the moment. ... (1 replies)
... ried about before seeing me. I did a search online and while a lot of people see "dark spots" that are floaters, my symptoms don't exactly fit the description of floaters either. So right now, there is basically nothing I can do except to monitor it and it has caused me a lot of anxiety. ... (7 replies)
... Hi there!
I have this too, first had it 2 years ago, intermittently, particularly in low level lighting (early morning looking at window or ceiling - dim light coming through curtains) can't see it in almost dark or full daylight. The feathery / spidery / woodlice shaped horizontal spiky cloudy shadowy ovals flash when I blink, I can kind of see through them like a grey... (2 replies)
... I woke up 7 weeks ago with a line of floaters across my eyes. They are driving me to the point of severe anxiety. ... (22 replies)
... Sorry! Having trouble at the keyboard! But wanted to tell you that ANY flashes of light or unusual floaters should be evaluated by your opthomologist (some very good optometrists can catch retinal problems, too, and refer you to a vitreous/retinal eye surgeon as needed).
I'm a very nervous person, too, but never saw flashes of light due to anxiety. However, I did... (2 replies)
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... what I believe to be floaters in my eyes. ... (2 replies)
... I know it is useless to tell you not to worry because that is just how you are. However, you have had all the relevant tests and it seems that you have no logical reason to worry. You probably know that pseudo tumor cerebri is an increase in intracranial pressure that is usually of unknown origin. It can cause visual disturbances or even temporary blindness and sometimes... (3 replies)