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If you were hit in that eye hard enough to get a black eye then, yes, your floaters could be related to that incident.
You are likely experiencing a PVD or posterior vitreous detachment, a common event that happens in many people.You have a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes called the vitreous. Over time as it liquefies, this gel material collapses on itself, forms little clumps that you can see as dots, lines or bugs. As these clumps form the vitreous pulls away from the wall of the eye. In the process it can stimulate the retina -- causing the flashes that you may see.It is recommended that you see your ophthalmologist to look at the retina to make sure there are no problems such as a retinal hole or tear. In most cases, there are no problems, but this exam is precautionary and allows for preventative treatment of any lesions that are found.If you notice a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light (like a lightning storm), or a shadow/veil in the periphery of your vision, this can be worrisome for a retinal detachment. You would need to contact your ophthalmologist promptly in that case.
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As long as you don't have any of the worrisome symptoms discussed above you should be OK to wait for a few days to be seen by your ophthalmologist.
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I don't have any flashes but it just disturbing I almost feel out of sync is that normal?
That can happen with this condition. I don't think that means you are at any higher risk for retinal complications.....
Do you think you could have been hit hard enough to break orbital bones?
No and I have no pain but my eye was very bloodshot.
Ok. Then I think you will be just fine waiting a few days. There is nothing you need to do differently before the exam -- you can continue your normal daily activities (unless you are a professional boxer or olympic weight lifter :)
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Rats!!! seriously I appreciate your help. It has been bothering for a few days. Do you think they will go away and if so how long does it take.
No. They don't go away. I've had floaters in my left eye since I graduated medical school. They do, however, sink down out of the center of your vision and your brain sorta "filters" them out so you don't notice them so much. I almost never notice mine anymore.
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