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  • Floaters in the eyes. Anybody?

    I used to have floaters in both eyes since years. For those who do not know what they are (or maybe have been wondering what that black dust in the plain blue sky is):

    Floater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I went primal 2 months ago. Last weekend, while suntanning, I noticed that... ok, they are still there, but they are less in number, and definitely smaller.

    Anybody experienced the same?

    P.S. I'll report again by the end of summer, hopefully with good news

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    I have had multiple eye surgeries for retinal detachments. If you have tons of floaters and/or light flashes, get it checked out since it is possible there is a retinal detachment going on. Likely not since you say you have had these for years and retinal detachments usually happen sooner than that after signs and symptoms develop. Some floaters are normal, a bunch can be a problem. An eye doctor can easily check for a detachment if you are worried about them. Simple and painless test.
    Randal
    AKA: Texas Grok

    Originally posted by texas.grok
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    • #3
      Hi Randal,

      Thanks for the feedback. Fortunately the retina is fine, the floaters are just some, not a bunch (still quite annoying when spending time outdoors or when looking at a white wall). The eye doctor said it's normal for some people to have them and (in his words): "I've got way more than you, son".

      What I found positively surprising is that this year they seem to be less and smaller (I saw only two yesterday, I usually spot 4-5 of them while looking at the clear blue sky) and was wondering whether it may be related to the anti inflammatory low-carb diet, the increased intake of anti-oxidants, the vitamin A, etc.

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      • #4
        I can't say that my floaters have increased or decreased since I went primal. Sounds like you are okay, they are just annoying. One thing that is interesting is that if your floaters are stationary, you don't see them or at least your brain doesn't register them it is only the ones that move that you see and seems like everyone has them from time to time.

        My eyes have been beat on so many times, I'm just happy I don't need a white cane and dog to get around, a few floaters I can live with.
        Randal
        AKA: Texas Grok

        Originally posted by texas.grok
        Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
        http://hardcoremind.com/

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        • #5
          Lyme gave me a LOT of floaters. So far they're all still there. I hope they reduce in numbers at some point... fingers crossed.
          SW: 243
          CW: 177
          Goal: Health

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          • #6
            I have terrible floaters. I am being monitored by my doctor. My floaters became more numerous since I had cataract surgery 7 years ago. I was told that nearsighted people are more prone to floaters, which I am.

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