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A 48-year-old member asked:

how do you fix a floater in the retina in the human eye?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
You can't: A pars plana vitrectomy surgery can remove the floater, but is not usually done for this reason given that it is invasive.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Three options: Three options: live with it, yag laser, and vitrectomy. When living with it has been ruled out, consider the later two. An exam to establish that it is the floaters that are the cause of your concern. Remember there are risks with every surgical procedure, but vitrectomy is safe in good hands. Beware cataracts. Be sure to get dilated exam to check for retinal tears too.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Vitreous not retina: Floaters in the eye are from liquification of a jello like substance that fills the eye from before birth. The floaters usually diss0lve in time.If the cause is retinal then this is from other causes including central nervous system potentials. This requires a thorough dilated examination by an ophthalmologist.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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