It’s one thing to see brown or tan floaters and spots in one’s vision, but just what does it mean when these spots and dots are BLUE?
“Floaters are seen as dots (sometimes appearing blue) in the vision that move around,” says Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, eye surgeon and founder of The Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, and developer of the Holcomb C3-R® procedure which treats a degenerative eye disease.
“Migraine headaches can cause blue dots and other types of color spots,” says Dr. Boxer Wachler.
“Seeing everything with a blue tint can be caused by Viagra and related medications that increase high amounts of nitric oxide. Some over-the-counter supplements could cause blue spots.”
This interesting side effect is harmless. Floaters can also appear as blobs or squiggles.
As for fearing that a brain tumor or aneurysm could cause blue floaters, you can very confidently lay these fears to rest.
Causes of Eye Floaters
• Age: over 50
• Eye surgery
• Nearsightedness: severe
• Posterior vitreous detachment (age related and sounds a lot worse than it actually is, but it’s benign)
• Retina tear or detachment
• Tumors in the eye (this cause is extremely rare)
If you’ve recently had LASIK, this can temporarily increase floaters, but does not make them appear odd in color.
Of course, if floaters – regardless of color – become annoying, you should see an eye doctor.
Dr. Boxer Wachler has delivered hundreds of lectures on eye surgery to thousands of eye surgeons from around the world, and is a pioneer in keratoconus treatment.eeing blue spots in
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