A 34-year-old member asked:
How are serious cases of eye floaters treated?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 32 years experience
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
"Serious" floaters.: By serious you mean interfering with vision, then the answer would be a vitrectomy. Although it carries risks, it is associated with reasonably good outcomes to get rid of floaters. The reality is that most floaters are not serious enough to warrant a vitrectomy. Of the floaters that I have seen that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Retinal Surgery 14 years experience
Vitrectomy: Most retinal specialist will not do vitrectomy for floaters because there can be risks. However if it is to the point of severely limiting your day to day function or severely affecting your quality of life, vitrectomy may improve your symptoms.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 17-year-old female asked:
Are eye floaters a serious problem?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No not at your age: Normal aging changes of the eye unless you see a curtain of them streaming down obscuring your vision. Then that's an EMC situation.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 4, 2017
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