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#31 MARCUS KILLION

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 01:23 AM

Floaters are from cataracts. I have had them for many years and they are now getting a lot worse. My doctor has had me some eye dorps custom mixed that he says will disolve the cataracts.
They are not like all the drops on the net. I do not know what is in them except that the ingredients are mixed in with DMSO . Dmso soaks into your body and takes any meds dissolved in it in with it. Works great for arthritis also.
DMSO/VIT C/GLU. that is what he mixed up. I just started last night. I will try and post updates.
My vision in right eye is 20/70 now.
I do know that like other drops the first use has moistened my lens and I got up and could see better. I could actually read my alarm clock. This is just fr4om the moisture getting into the lens , or so I have heard.


Here is a quick update.

I just looked this up and found that DMSO/vit c/glu is vitamin c and glutamate in dmso.
One strange thing I found is that , according to the depatment of chemistry at ucsc, DMSO when taken internally , can cause cataracts. So I can only hope that this is not the case when mixed and dropped in the eye.

Edited by MARCUS KILLION, 12 March 2008 - 01:40 AM.


#32 ortcloud

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:01 AM

Did anyone actually manage to get rid of floaters using any supplements then??? I'm asking because I'm doing some research on it as I have been speaking to a lot of people who have Eye Floaters because of either Levaquin, Cipro or Avelox antibiotics.


I tried to resurrect this thread too back in nov as I was curious if anyone had success or not. Maybe someone will post success with something. I am trying serrapeptase but need to bump up the dose.

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#33 kowboy

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:12 AM

Did anyone actually manage to get rid of floaters using any supplements then??? I'm asking because I'm doing some research on it as I have been speaking to a lot of people who have Eye Floaters because of either Levaquin, Cipro or Avelox antibiotics.


I tried to resurrect this thread too back in nov as I was curious if anyone had success or not. Maybe someone will post success with something. I am trying serrapeptase but need to bump up the dose.


Hi, I've been on the Nac with the IVP formula "can-c" Acoording to the rep I am supposed to observe the benfits starting at about the 90 day mark. It's only been 60 days. So I'll let you know in about a month or so if I can observe a change. I'm not going to judge prematurely until the full course of treatment has been completed. I'm hanging in there doing the recommended dosage. My opthmologist is skeptical. But it's worth a try based on the clinical studies done in Russia (by the IVP patent holder incidentally)

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:43 PM

Did anyone actually manage to get rid of floaters using any supplements then??? I'm asking because I'm doing some research on it as I have been speaking to a lot of people who have Eye Floaters because of either Levaquin, Cipro or Avelox antibiotics.


I tried to resurrect this thread too back in nov as I was curious if anyone had success or not. Maybe someone will post success with something. I am trying serrapeptase but need to bump up the dose.


Hi, I've been on the Nac with the IVP formula "can-c" Acoording to the rep I am supposed to observe the benfits starting at about the 90 day mark. It's only been 60 days. So I'll let you know in about a month or so if I can observe a change. I'm not going to judge prematurely until the full course of treatment has been completed. I'm hanging in there doing the recommended dosage. My opthmologist is skeptical. But it's worth a try based on the clinical studies done in Russia (by the IVP patent holder incidentally)

Mike

Bump. Should be past the 90 day mark now.

#35 Pablo M

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:43 AM

What a blast from the past. I've been taking extremely high doses of lutein. No change, positive or negative. Gave up on NAC eye drops due to lack of noticeable effect.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:39 PM

I'v had floaters for a long time. I've also taken a few microbiology course. I SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR my floaters have always looked like spirochetes. My professors thought I was nuts. Maybe there's a relationship to lyme's disease?

Hyaluronic acid is present in the vitreous humor. Maybe supplementing with it will help retain some of the lost fluids and improve this problem. I haven't researched this though, it's just a hunch. I've been using HA for a while now to help correct some connective tissue disorders and quite honestly, I haven't noticed THEM in a while. Ideas???

Also, correcting a magnesium deficiency might help. Magnesium is a coenzyme in the formation of Hyaluronic acid.

These links also have some info.

http://www.ctds.info/eye-floaters.html

http://www.ctds.info...a-floaters.html

Edited by Lufega, 13 November 2008 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:34 PM

I'v had floaters for a long time. I've also taken a few microbiology course. I SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR my floaters have always looked like spirochetes. My professors thought I was nuts. Maybe there's a relationship to lyme's disease?


I recently got rid of my floaters. Floaters are just loose epithelials floating in the vitreous fluid. Just have your fluid changed. Just kidding, you folks don't want the experience. I had surgery for "macular pucker", a scar over the macula. They replaced my fluid with synthetic. Vitreous fluid refreshes itself, almost all of your fluid is a few weeks old. So now, I have none of my old floater contaminated fluid, and no floaters, yet.

I don't think nutrition is going to do anything about loose epithelials. Shedding is going on all the time. Maybe if you can improve the flushing process, put a filter in it, or speed it up, or? I don't know.

PS, you don't see the floaters, you see the shadows of the floaters.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:02 PM

Anecdotally, I had floaters through most of my twenties and thirties, and thought nothing of them. I got concerned about them after doing the research required to write the article cited by LifeMirage (oy ...) early in this thread, and started taking N-acetylcarnosine drops myself (guess whose :) ?). They resolved within a month or 2, IIRC, and haven't been back since.

I can think of no reason why lutein (good for prevention of macular degeneration) or the other supplements bandied about in this thread would be helpful.

Folks should consult my discl0sure.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

Anecdotally, I had floaters through most of my twenties and thirties, and thought nothing of them. I got concerned about them after doing the research required to write the article cited by LifeMirage (oy ...) early in this thread, and started taking N-acetylcarnosine drops myself (guess whose :) ?). They resolved within a month or 2, IIRC, and haven't been back since.

I can think of no reason why lutein (good for prevention of macular degeneration) or the other supplements bandied about in this thread would be helpful.

Folks should consult my discl0sure.

Michael,
I read your disclosure and believe it. Thanks for bringing clarity to the thread. Some folks seemed to think if something was good for the eyes, or something was good for the body, it would be good for any problem experienced. I am stuck though by my inability to understand how N-acetylcarnosine would clear away epithelial debris. My retina specialist told me they were epithelial cells. And epithelial cells have to shed as new cells are created.

My interest is larger than just speculation. My macular pucker was caused, (from my understanding of my doctor) by epithelial cells drifting into the macular hole. The macular hole is a depressed area in the retina. Unfortunately these cells banded together and grew larger to form a tissue (similar to a scar) over the macula. So, reducing floaters might be more important than a minor visual problem. I have one more eye with quite a few floaters, so my problems might not be over. Warning-Maybe I misunderstood my doctor, or he simplified things, and my understanding is inadequate.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:34 PM

I had Lyme disease for an unknown period of time and was on antibiotics for 11 months. Several months after I finished the antibiotic treatment I noticed a lot of floaters (mostly in my right eye) while I was walking out on a snowy field. There were many of them but I hadn't really noticed before. They have since continued to get worse and worse (that was over a year ago). They are fairly pale in color but there are many of varying sizes and shapes all piling up on top of one another and taking up most of my field of vision, driving me to the brink of sanity. I never made the connection with Lyme disease before I read your post. I suppose I should have since Lyme disease has caused every other ailment imaginable. When you say you know what needs to be done do you mean getting treatment for Lyme disease or do you know of a treatment for the floaters themselves? (if they are spirochetes, that is gross. ew. ew. ew. ew. ew. or do you think they are caused by the antibiotics?) Anyway, I would do almost anything to get rid of these things (with the exception of having the vitreous in my eye sucked out with a needle. also seriously disturbing). Any insight you have on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

dantecubit,

This is not necessarly a direct answer to your orginal question, however I am curious about a few things.

1. Did the floaters just recently come on?

2. Are you currently or have you recently taken any antibotics?

3. If you look up towards the ceiling are they worse?

4. What is the effect on the floaters if it was a bright white ceiling or similar (sky etc), due you find this very very difficult to handle?

The reason I am asking these questions are as follows; if your conditions are similar to my questions, I would venture to guess you have a reasonably serve bacterial infection of some sort (not related to the eye) .

If what I am asking describes you (or anyone reading this post) EXACTLY then I would speculate on a 99% probability of CHRONIC LYME diease (unknown/ unaware ever bitten by tick 2+ years before). The lyme spiroketes love to hang out in the eyes, especially when on antibotics. Floaters was the name given to them by those who can watch them swim. A very disturbing event.

In any event I am not sure my post fits in regards to what any of you have been talking about (I HOPE IT DOES NOT) but if it does, you have much bigger issues to handle, so it would be suffice to say the drops wouldn't solve anything.

I do know exactly what needs to be done if it is lyme or bacterial infestation though, thankfully.

I sincerely hope that this post is worthless and offtopic, but if not I will be glad to provide any help I can.

jasen



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Posted 11 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

Anecdotally, I had floaters through most of my twenties and thirties, and thought nothing of them. I got concerned about them after doing the research required to write the article cited by LifeMirage (oy ...) early in this thread, and started taking N-acetylcarnosine drops myself (guess whose ;) ?). They resolved within a month or 2, IIRC, and haven't been back since.


I am just starting 3rd month of carnosine eyedrops. I can not tell the difference in one eye yet, so I am disappointed but still hopeful. I had the macular pucker surgery done and one unexpected benefit was a change of vitreous fluid and a sealing of the interior of the other eyeball with a laser. New fluid has no floaters and I expect none for quite some time because of the laser treatment. I wouldn't recommend this treatment to get rid of floaters, popping the eyeball out and a new hole in the side of the eye to insert instruments is necessary.

Good news is the operation was successful and I see much better than before. So far, my retina doctor says that my recovery is in the 90 percentile. There are two more months in the recovery period, so things can still get even better.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:59 AM

Not a huge improvement on my side, and I have been taking everything mentioned in this thread except the carnosine eyedrops.

Maybe a small improvement.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:17 AM

<br />I'v had floaters for a long time. I've also taken a few microbiology course. I SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR my floaters have always looked like spirochetes. My professors thought I was nuts. Maybe there's a relationship to lyme's disease?<br /><br />Hyaluronic acid is present in the vitreous humor. Maybe supplementing with it will help retain some of the lost fluids and improve this problem. I haven't researched this though, it's just a hunch. I've been using HA for a while now to help correct some connective tissue disorders and quite honestly, I haven't noticed THEM in a while. Ideas???<br /><br />Also, correcting a magnesium deficiency might help. Magnesium is a coenzyme in the formation of Hyaluronic acid.<br /><br />These links also have some info.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.ctds.info...-floaters.html" target="_blank">http://www.ctds.info...ers.html</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.ctds.info...-floaters.html" target="_blank">http://www.ctds.info...ers.html</a><br />

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Some of my floaters look like spirochetes too. They are actually made up of collagen.

Micheal, could you describe what your floaters looked like? To recover from floaters with no surgery is amazing!

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:35 PM

I have noticed several floaters in my field of vision that are extremely annoying. Would N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine eyedrops treat this problem? If not, what will? Thank you in advance.


I used the nac canc eye drops for about 6 months until mid 2008 and most of the small annoying floaters disappeared, when I discontinued the application of the drops. I still have a few larger floaters left, but they are mostly not noticeable for most of the day. I never had any floaters until I was put of large doses of prednisone for a hearing loss in the summer of 2007.<br /><br />Mike

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:56 PM

anyone else who had success with Can-C to remove eye floaters? anyone try a bilberry-based solution?



kowboy: did you mean that the floaters went away when you stopped the product? or you stopped the product, because they mostly went away..

thx in advance,

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:00 AM

BTW, Eyebright didn't work for me (at least not in PrimaVu.

My review (as jally) of PrimaVu is here - I believe it caused me to get a floater:
http://www.vitacost....#ProductReviews

I'm considering trying this approach:

(1) Pascalite eye drops - water filtered thru pascalite (as stated by the Wyoming pascalite sellers)
I've used pascalite drops prior to Similisan. It feels sorta like a scrub; insofar as drying effect

(2) Then I'd immediately followup w/ Theratears - which I did not try yet (via Amazon is cheapest)

ALSO TO EVERYONE WITH HEAD/EYE SYMPTOMS
CAUSED BY FLURESENCE OF COMPUTERS (OR LIGHTS)


After decades of listening to the zombies of the stealthcare system
who warn dire consequencies from drinking coffee (as if that's on a par with alcohol or smoking)

I decided instead to use logical deduction - (medical oracles notwithstanding)

I said, hey, people with hangovers get helped by coffee+aspirin
I said, hey, people using computers get symptoms mimicking hangovers (photosensitive, headaches etc.
So hey, WHY NOT try coffee?

Well, since I discontinued my psych. subjugation to
moronic oracles a few weeks ago,
the result was moracleus!

I stopped having such EXCRUCIATING headaches that I can't sleep.
Instead, coffee LETS ME sleep!
I even feel as if my eyes just might be less inflamed. due to coffee.
fluresence exposure = eye inflammation
fluresence + drinking coffee = less inflamed-FEELING


Question is - might Marijuana not be even more effective (since both coffee & marijuana are known to help similar conditions. For example, both coffee & marijuana help diabetes & parkinsons. Diabetes is associated with inflamed eyes. So why shouldn't marijuana help a BROAD RANGE of conditions, with maybe less side effects than coffee?





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