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    little scare this morning

    after driving 12 hrs yesterday from Larrys to home I woke up this morning with a large flooter in my right eye. I can not see anything because its so bright from the chemicals the doc dropped in my eyes. Old age brings on flooters. At least I'm getting around to getting glasses instead of 5/10 store kind.
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    Don't mean to frighten you, but if those floaters are of the brown - reddish/brown variety, it could very well be part of your retina. White/gray/black are generally not a worry unless new and copious.

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    That would freak me out, hope it clears up for you soon.
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    Sorry to hear about that Dave. I hope it heals soon.
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    Thanks everyone. It is bothersome. it is a half semi circle line just off center of vision. I have a customer who is a leading eye surgeon in DC and I'll call him today.

    David { White/gray/black are generally not a worry unless new and copious.} Gray Black doc said it should settle down and hopefully sink lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    David { White/gray/black are generally not a worry unless new and copious.} Gray Black doc said it should settle down and hopefully sink lower.
    Good luck.

    I was in a violent car accident 5 years ago. Luckily, I wasn't hospitalized, but a few days later I noticed some new floaters. Like you, I have a good relationship with an ophthalmologist (and good insurance), so I called his office. Luckily he has a nurse answering the phone (rather than a receptionist) and she triaged me. When she asked what color they were and I said brown, she kinda freaked out. He was examining me two hours later and I was getting laser surgery to repair a tear the next day.

    It was basically painless. The problem is the brown/red color comes from blood.... meaning living tissue. They have to repair it before the tissue dies or you are out of luck.
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    Floaters are a fact of life with advancing age. The color factor is new news to me. Good to know. I have a small black one that comes and goes, very annoying.
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    I have one in my left eye that floats in and out... sometimes when it floats in I dodge as if a bug is flying at my eye... get some strange looks now and then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    ... get some strange looks now and then...
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