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Facing an issue of eye floaters & cataract in both eyes.

Many of you usually see eye floaters (Black or greyish spots or black lines of lotus shape) when you go outside or in sunlight. But I see floaters 24/7 floating around my eye. Let me tell you that I am only 24 years old and I live in Karachi, Pakistan and I have taken 4 appointments in 6 months from different eye consultants and all were saying that you have cataract in your both eyes but don't worry you don't need to disturb it right now. When I asked about the eye floaters then they told me that I don't need to worry about it and there is no treatment for eye floaters and it is not even harmful for my eyes and I just need to ignore it and it will go gradually. One Doctor of Liaquat National Hospital told me that cataract will be treated in a surgery at the age of 40 or more. After 2 months, I again feel some disturbance I decided to take an appointment from some other other consultant near Lasania Restaurant, Karachi, Pakistan. He told me the same that I have cataract in my both eyes but I don't need to disturb it, we will treat it later and he told me to go for Lasik and told me that your retina is little bit weak so its up to you if you want to go for Laser treatment. My family decided that we don't go for any laser surgery as we don't want to take any risky step. After that I decided to ignore the eye floaters and tried to focus on my work and started traveling again. But after one month I again feel eye anxiety so I again took an appointment from the same doctor and he said that all the conditions are same as before. After 2 months I decided to took an appointment from some other doctor. Then I decided to go to Hashmanis Eye Hospital after I heard good reviews about them. They told me that you dont have to worry about eye floaters or you dont have to undergo any Laser surgery and if some doctor is saying that then it means he/she just making money from you, so he told me to just calm down and relax. But after that they surprised me by saying that my left eye's cataract is now grown up and can be treated now. I said that nobody suggested me the cataract surgery at this moment and in 2 months the cataract has become mature enough. How is that possible?? Now I am facing eye anxiety, I am a tour operator professionally and I am an electrical engineer too. But right now I don't want to work anymore just because these floaters and eye anxiety are pulling me back. Please suggest me what to do?
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Posted an answer to this yesterday, and now it's gone.  Ah, the internet.  Basically, my point to you was, nobody here knows anything about eye issues really, and it appears you're doing everything, including getting second opinions, to get the best help on that part of it.  What we do know about here is anxiety, and what you don't want to get into the habit of is obsessing over the bad things that eventually happen to us all.  My question of that score was, do you regularly get so upset over things that you get to the point where you don't want to live your life anymore, or is it just this particular issue?  I can't imagine anyone not getting pretty upset over serious eye issues, but when you get anxious about it to the point where it becomes hard to function, you start to avoid.  If this is what's happening, on that part of it, therapy might help because that's not a place you want to go.  But on the medical side of it, again, we're not experts here on medical issues but to me it sounds like you're dealing with it as best as you can.  All the best.
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I always take alot of stress of work. After taking alot of reviews from doctors I decided to remove my anxiety. I always feel that anything could happen to me and everything is gonna be finished. This is hapenning since 5-6 months. Please anyone suggest me what to do?
A couple of things that might be hard to find where you are, but therapy can be of help.  But something else you might also find uncomfortable is, your country used to be part of India, and India has a very long tradition in the Hindu and then Buddhist tradition of meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, and other ways of getting better acceptance of your thoughts and handling stress.  Don't know if any of that tradition has lived on in Pakistan, I'm guessing not, but if you have the means to travel a little, you might find some help pretty close by.  All the best.
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