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Normal floaters occur because the jelly substance that fills the middle part of the eye, called the vitreous, begins to separate out into a more fluidy substance and the fibers(that you see)especially as we age. After the floaters have been found to be normal floaters, by your eye doctor, the best thing to do is learn to live with them. They never really go anywhere although you get better at ignoring them or not noticing them so much. Quit playing with them and try to ignore them. I realize that it is difficult when looking into the blank sky.

I have heard that a Doctor (Virginia?) will operate on them but that is a dangerous surgery for a minor/moderate annoyance, imo.
 

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Floaters in the eye may be a symptom of a more serious eye problem. I would see an eye doctor, immediately if they came on all at once. If it is a more serious problem, the quicker they can fix it the better. Do not wait if you just started noticing them, you could be risking your eyesight in that eye. Floaters may not be related to age.
 

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I had floaters and ended up with a detached retina. That was no fun, had to have a band put in to hold it in place. I was lucky I didn't lose all my sight in that eye. About two years later the other eye started to get floaters, I got to the doctor in time and he was able to lazer it. Have a good eye examination now.

I was told it was old age by one doctor but it proved to be a little more than old age.

Good Luck

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Go to the doctor.

Floaters were the first sign of problems for my eye. Look at the thread on crossover stocks from last week. Go to an opthamologist and get checked out. It is probably no big deal but it could be a sign of something that can be fixed before it does any permantent damage to your eye.
 

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Done all that, BP good, saw retinal specialist as soon as they started, no detachment, but he found and repaired some tears.
He suggested that I sleep in a recliner, and stay well hydrated. Problem is too many mid night pee breaks. Learn to love them, I guess.
 

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my floaters used to distract me while shooting, especially with a blue sky background. i finally realized that when i looked down at my gun as i closed it, that the floaters would float down from the upper half of the inside of my eye. i can totally avoid this by looking out to my eye hold point a few seconds before my turn to shoot. the floaters settle to the bottom, and stay there as long as i don't look down. milt luther
 
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