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FLOATERS: Ever seen something like this?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by destroya, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    ever see something like this?


    as far back as i could remember, i could see little ribbon-like things against bright light. the reminded me of some sort of bacteria. i had no fucking clue what they were until recently, when i saw a newspaper health-advice column explaining them. i've never told anyone about them, because i thought i was hallucinating or some shit. anybody else get these?

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  2. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    Eye Floaters and Spots
    By Judith Lee and Gretchyn Bailey; reviewed by Dr. Vance Thompson

    You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. They are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, the clear jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye.
    Floaters may look like specks, strands, webs, or other shapes. Actually, what you are seeing are the shadows of floaters cast on the retina, the light-sensitive part of the eye.
    Signs of Eye Floaters and Spots
    If a spot or shadowy shape passes in front of your field of vision or to the side, you are seeing a floater. Because they are inside your eye, they move with your eyes when you try to see them. You may also see flashes of light. These flashes occur more often in older people as the vitreous humor thickens and tugs on the light-sensitive retina. They may be a warning sign of a detached retina. Flashes also occur after a blow to the head, often called "seeing stars."
    Some people experience flashes of light that appear as jagged lines or "heat waves" in both eyes, often lasting 10-20 minutes. These types of flashes are usually caused by a spasm of blood vessels in the brain, which is called migraine. If a headache follows the flashes, it is called a migraine headache. However, jagged lines or "heat waves" can occur without a headache. In this case, the light flashes are called ophthalmic migraine, or migraine without headache.
    What Causes Eye Floaters and Spots?
    For most people, floaters occur as they grow older. The vitreous humor thickens and clumps as we age, and floaters result from the clumped vitreous gel. Sometimes pregnant women see spots caused by little bits of protein trapped within the eye. Eye injury or breakdown of the vitreous humor may also cause spots and floaters.

    Eye floaters and spots are usually harmless, but flashes of light may indicate a problem. If you're suddenly seeing spots, floaters, or flashes, get an eye exam to make sure nothing's wrong.
    When people reach middle age, the vitreous gel may start to thicken or shrink, forming clumps or strands inside the eye. The vitreous gel pulls away from the back wall of the eye, causing a posterior vitreous detachment. It is a common cause of floaters, and it is more common for people who:
    Are nearsighted;
    Have undergone cataract operations;
    Have had YAG laser surgery of the eye;
    Have had inflammation inside the eye.

    Treatment for Spots and Floaters
    Most spots and eye floaters are merely annoying but harmless when they temporarily enter the field of vision, and many fade over time. People sometimes are interested in surgery to remove floaters, but doctors are only willing to perform such surgery in rare instances.

    If you suddenly see new floaters, or eye floaters accompanied by flashes of light or peripheral vision loss, it could indicate serious conditions such as diabetic retinopathy; vascular abnormalities such as retinal hemorrhages or carotid artery disease, or the beginning of a retinal detachment. The retina can tear if the shrinking vitreous gel pulls away from the wall of the eye. This sometimes causes a small amount of bleeding in the eye that may appear as new floaters. You should see your eyecare practitioner immediately.

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  3. atrocks

    atrocks New Jack

    Joined: Nov 25, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    i used to get those...i thought they were lil pieces of stuff on my eyes...
  4. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    damn, learn somethin new everyday. good stuff.
  5. kosher pork

    kosher pork New Jack

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    so uhhh howd they get a picture of a floater if it is somethign only you can see
  6. space base

    space base Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 1,765 Likes Received: 0
    One time I read about this parasite that you can get in your eye,where the worm crawls around in your eyeball without harming your vision. I thought I had that when I younger but I just kept it quiet because I was embarrased. Turns out it was just a floater.
  7. Rectum

    Rectum Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002 Messages: 1,501 Likes Received: 1
    yeah i get those tiny little circles that float around... i never talked about them caus i always thought it would be too hard to explain
  8. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Dude i have had flashes of light 2 times. One time it was like midnight and i was walking home. Randomly there was a huge silver flash of light. It blocked out all my vision. Crazy shit.
  9. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

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  10. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2001 Messages: 3,804 Likes Received: 0
    abducted by aliens possibly ;)

    i only get those when i stare at a bright light or the sun and then look away, or is that something different?
  11. gizmo duck

    gizmo duck New Jack

    Joined: Oct 13, 2002 Messages: 35 Likes Received: 0
    i thought you meant like a floating turd at the beach or something.

    yes i realize how open that just left me.
  12. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  13. Born Loser

    Born Loser New Jack

    Joined: Sep 14, 2001 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 0
    I've seen them before
  14. Evil Dee

    Evil Dee Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 16, 2003 Messages: 1,234 Likes Received: 1
    I've been seeing those things since i was about 8.
  15. cat killer

    cat killer New Jack

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 66 Likes Received: 0
    Dude, the last few months or so I have been starting to see those things! When I first started seeing them I was actually pretty sick so I thought I had contracted anthrax or sars or some shit! I noticed usually to see them alot when theres a solid backround in view...for example the Kantor gallery completely white walls, with thise little floating things everywhere ...quite disturbing...Anyhow...I guess I should just get my eyes checked maybe because I dont take out my contacts often???

    IF anyone else feeeeelin my pain post!