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floater

[′flōd·ər]
(oceanography)
(petroleum engineering)
A structure for offshore drilling that is secured to the sea floor only by anchors.
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The experiment, which was carried out by the Department of Pharmacy at Tajen University, the Department of Ophthalmology at Fooying University Hospital, the Kaohsiung City Government, and the School of Optometry at Chung Shan Medical Hospital, sought to see the if eating a set amount of pineapples could decrease the presence of eye floaters. A total of 388 subjects, with an average age of 42, were divided into three groups, which were given low, medium, and high doses of pineapples ranging from 100 to 300 grams over the course of three months.
Rarely, eye floaters can impair vision to the extent that an eye specialist may consider treatment.
On day 12, the woman was admitted to Miyazaki University Hospital (Miyazaki, Japan) with a high fever (39.4[degrees]C), headache, altered vision with eye floaters, and rash (Figure 1, panel A).
He said that eye floaters, flashes, eye pain and weakness were some of the symptoms of retina diseases.