Eyes Floaters and its Treatment

floaters in eyes

Eye floaters are tiny moving object which appears in a vision like a small speck, cloud – like shadows or a cobweb. It especially appears when you look up to a blue sky. For some people, they are so bothersome while to some they just ignore them.

They are visible in our eyes when the refraction of light passes through the retina and left a shadow on them. When you try to focus on them, you may notice that it never seems to stay. Normally, every individual experiences this condition during their lifetime. In general, floaters in eyesight do not cause a big problem with your eye. Some will eventually disappear when the brain learns to ignore them.

Causes of floaters

In most cases, floaters in eyes occur because of age related or changes in the vitreous humor. When we are young, our vitreous has a gel or fluid like uniformity, but as we age our vitreous begins to liquefy and eventually separates from its normal attachments to the back wall of the eye.  This  is the reason why floaters are more common in adults than children.

In some case it is caused due to Diabetes, eye trauma, kidney congestion, near- sightedness or damage of an eye that causes material to enter the vitreous humor,

If you started seeing numbers of floaters in your eyes or severely affected vision, then it is advisable to see your eye doctor immediately.

Treatment Eye floaters treatment

Although there are many drugs or antibiotics available in the market. So far, there is no proven medication to correct the vitreous deterioration. However, there are some treatments that people are delighted with the outcomes. And the most successful one is Vitrectomy and Vitreolysis. Due to lack of the experience in ophthalmologist this treatment is not known in some countries.

Victrecomy: This procedure is to remove any infection debrie, inflammatory and remove the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye, with the aim to remove the floaters in the process. This process may be successful in treating floaters, but it also carries a risk of complication of retinal detachment, anterior detachment which can worsen your vision.

Vitreolysis: This procedure is designed to vaporize the vitreous strand and opacities, using a nano- pulsed ophthalmic YAG laser. But before undergoing this treatment you need to consult your eye doctor for  ophthalmic examination to see whether you are eligible for vitreolysis treatment. This treatment starts  since 2002 and its outcomes appears to be better  and less invasive to the eye than a vitrectomy.


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