Black Dot Floating In The Eye?
Hello, I recently saw a black dot floating when I saw a bright object. Approximately about 2 weeks, I try to find out to Google and it is called floaters. Of course that makes me uncomfortable, but from what I am looking for generally floaters occur in older people while I am only 17 years old. Please advise, thank you.
Black dots that float in the eye are called floaters. Floaters are usually seen like patches of ash or black, transparent threads or like cobwebs that will move when they turn toward the eye and like avoiding when trying to see it directly.
It's true that floaters are usually age-related, as a result of eye veins whose texture is more fluid. Microscopic fibers in vitreous can cause very small shadows on the retina. Floaters usually do not signify a dangerous thing and can just happen, but can also indicate a disease. Floaters that suddenly increase in number / more often or are accompanied by other symptoms in the eye such as visual disturbances, flashes of light, dark parts when viewing, should be checked by a doctor.
Large floaters with visual impairment may be caused by a detached or torn retina. Another possible cause is uveitis, inflammation of the uvea part of the eye. Bleeding in the eye can also cause floaters. People with high minuses, after eye surgery or using eye medications can also cause these symptoms.
If you feel worried, you can see your eye doctor. The ophthalmologist will check with a special instrument and determine the appropriate treatment.