Any suggestions of how to deal with eye floaters ?

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Any suggestions of how to deal with eye floaters ?

Postby faraway » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:49 am

Hi all,

I had sufferred eye floaters since childhood. As my age increasing (now I'm 30), the floaters got increased in their size and quantity, but they won't really be a problem if they are not located near the center of my sight which is very disturbing to my daily activities. My job is a software programmer where I have to stare at monitor for many hours, so I often have to see them. Unfortunately, there is no risk-free and affordable cure for the eye floaters currently. It's very depressing that I have to endure this defect or disease for entire of my life. Sometimes I envy for other people that has healthy eyes. Now I can only hope for my past good kamma ripen (if there are) which will cure my eyes someday (sounds like expecting miracle, isn't it? :tongue:)

Of course, I won't ask a cure here, but maybe anyone here can give me a consolation from Buddha Dhamma perspective how to deal with this this problem? I would greatly appreciate.

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Re: Any suggestions of how to deal with eye floaters ?

Postby Spiny Norman » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:14 pm

faraway wrote:Of course, I won't ask a cure here, but maybe anyone here can give me a consolation from Buddha Dhamma perspective how to deal with this this problem? I would greatly appreciate.


I have them too but have kind of just got used to them and don't notice them much any more. It might help to reflect on the First Noble Truth.
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Re: Any suggestions of how to deal with eye floaters ?

Postby sattva » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:23 am

Please both of you, don't ignore them. They can be a symptom of diabetes and can indicate the start of deterioration of the blood vessels in the eye. Make sure an eye doctor/ophthalmologist does thorough testing. Could be nothing. Could be something. Better to be sure than sorry. Good luck!
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