A 43-year-old member asked:
what are some treatments for eye floaters/spots?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Scartozzi answered
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
None: You can't treat them, unless you do invasive vitrectomy surgery (not warranted). More importantly, if you have new or worse floaters with or without new symptoms like flashing lights or peripheral vision loss, you must have a dilated retinal exam asap.
Answered on Nov 13, 2012
Dr. Keshav Narain answered
28 years experience Retinal Surgery
"Serious" floaters.: Vitrectomy works for bad floaters. It carries risks like cataract, but may have reasonably good outcomes. Most floaters are not serious enough to warrant a vitrectomy. Of the floaters that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way. It is less invasive, but less effective also. Don't forget dilated exam first!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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