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What's the best treatment for eye floaters?

What's the best treatment for eye floaters?

Have them checked: Eye floaters, especially those of sudden onset may be a symptom of a serious ey problem, and should be checked by your eye doctor. If they turn out to be due to the normal changes in the vitreous gel that occurs with aging, the best treatment is to ignore them. Most will get better over time. ...Read more

Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot ...Read more


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eye floaters?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eye floaters?

Floaters: A posterior vitreous detachment causes floaters. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. No pills! ...Read more

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Is there any research going on anywhere for treatment of eye floaters?

Floaters research no: I am a vitreoretinal surgeon and am not aware of any major research on floaters. The options to treat floaters in young patients are limited. Older patients may be candidates for vitrectomy surgery depending on severity of floaters. Most doctors advise waiting to see if they improve on their own. They are not harmful. Discuss options with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have eye floaters. Annoying to stay with it. Wondering if there's any treatment and if any tips on slowing growth?

I have eye floaters. Annoying to stay with it. Wondering if there's any treatment and if any tips on slowing growth?

No: Floaters in the vitreous cavity of the eye, although at times annoying, are degenerative changes in the vitreous humor where the collagenous skeleton breaks down and begins to float around in the liquefied gel. These spots (fibrillar, and veil-like) cast shadows on the retina as you move your eye. No treatment exists except when floaters arise from intraocular diseases that require a vitrectomy. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had laser yag treatment for his eye floaters?

Has anyone ever had laser yag treatment for his eye floaters?

Unsure: There appears to be a doctor in virginia and one in florida. There has been a lot of talk about this proceedure over the past 10 years. Essentially you use a laser to break the floater in small pieces and hopefully it will not bother you or settle out of the way. Do internet search "yag laser for floaters". My opinion at this time - wait a year, and if still a "big" problem consider vitrectomy. ...Read more

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Is there anything promising currently in clinical development in terms of an injectable enzyme for treatment of eye floaters? Ocriplasmin seems to be a step in the right direction, albeit indirectly.

Enzyme for floaters.: Unfortunately, the ocriplasmin enzyme has very specific indications and really would not work for getting rid of floaters. The problem is in finding something strong enough to hydrolyze the floaters but not harm the eye. I am not aware of any research currently being done to treat floaters this way. ...Read more

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First week of 4 drug TB treatment for ocular TB. Started to see eye floaters in left eye which have more infectious activity. Is this expected?

First week of 4 drug TB treatment for ocular TB. Started to see eye floaters in left eye which have more infectious activity. Is this expected?

Opthalmology: Floaters are collagen fiber proteins floating in the vitreous effect the amount of light that hits the retina. Most of the time floaters are no concern to medical health. But, sudden increases in numbers of floaters especially when accompanied by flashes of light or vision loss on one side should be seen by ophthalmology immediately. Retinal detachment, Retinal tear or bleeding may be occurring. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for eye floaters/spots?

What are some treatments for eye floaters/spots?

"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! ...Read more

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How long before treatments are available for eye floaters?

How long before treatments are available for eye floaters?

Long time: There is nothing good on the horizon unfortunately. ...Read more

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Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Get your eye dilated: Floaters can be a sign of serious eye problems, including retinal detachment. Go see your eye doctor, and have your eye dilated. Floaters may take weeks or months to disappear. There are a few surgeons who will do floater removal surgery if the floaters are constant and don't go away on their own. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

See eye md: Eye trauma causing a new floater should be examined by an ophthalmologist for possible retinal damage. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a floater in my eye?

Is there any treatment for a floater in my eye?

No: Floaters are caused by particles floating in the vitreous (jelly of the eye) casting a shadow on the retina. With time they usually settle to the bottom of the eye and out of the vision.
New onset floaters should be examined by an opthalmologist asap to rule out retinal tear, hole, detachment. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for floaters in the eye?

Floaters are a Pain: While floaters may be a true aggravation, they are not something that your eye physician will get too concerned about, after checking for retinal tears. Floaters commonly occur in people with myopia -see well close up, but poorly for objects far away. When they first appear, they are more annoying, especially while reading, as they dance repeatedly back and forth in the same area of one's vision. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for floaters in the eye at 40?

What are the treatments for floaters in the eye at 40?

Floaters: Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal detachment. If there are only floaters, then wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. There is not much information and acceptance on using a yag laser to treat them, do internet search if you want more on yag. I do not recommend. ...Read more

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What is the cure for eye floaters?

What is the cure for eye floaters?

"Serious" floaters.: Vitrectomy works for bad floaters. 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 are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way, though less common and more difficult. ...Read more

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How to treat my eye floaters - will there be a cure in the near future?

The only way to rid: Yourself of the floaters is to have them surgically removed. This does have risks. Are the floaters making your vision permanently blurry? If yes the the benefits would be worth the risks. ...Read more

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Any medicine or tablets to cure eye floaters I can afford a surgery any minerals vitamin calcium tablets please tell me thanks?

Treating floaters: There is no cure for benign floaters. No medications or supplements will help. Fortunately with time, floaters to become less noticeable and problematic. Any sudden change in floaters, especially if accompanied by flashing light, is an emergency. Otherwise, just try your best to live with it. Surgical treatment for floaters would be very expensive and not without significant risk. ...Read more

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What to do if my eye floaters - will there be a cure in the near future?

What to do if my eye floaters - will there be a cure in the near future?

Possibly but...: Degenerative changes happen in the vitreous gel of the eye (vitreous syneresis) as we age. This is a benign process when the floaters are not attributed to pathological conditions (torn retina, hemorrhage, inflammation). Although a nuance at times, they are best ignored or tolerated by people. Dissolving or surgically eliminating them is not without risks. Future developments are possible. ...Read more

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Large dark floater in right eye & today developed floater in left eye. Retinas ok but floaters are distorting vision. Would cognitive therapy help?

Maybe: Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite helpful in dealing with floaters. Unfortunately, tackling the floaters directly is not always possible or advisable, so it is very helpful to learn to deal with the floaters. ...Read more

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Can taking antioxidant, taurine, hyaluonic acid, omega 3 cure my eye floaters, having floaters past 1 year, eye normal checked by retina specialist.

Can taking antioxidant, taurine, hyaluonic acid, omega 3 cure my eye floaters, having floaters past 1 year, eye normal checked by retina specialist.

No effect: Floaters are membrane fragments suspended in the vitreous behind the lens of the eye. Those chemicals will have no effect on them although they seem otherwise harmless. ...Read more

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My friend is having eye floaters since last 5 years and he is getting irritation with it. Is there any medical treatment apart from surgery?

Little but surgery: Surgery is a last resort and is only considered when the floaters are continuous, prevent normal vision and interfere with lifestyle. A few very anteriorly placed floaters can be dispersed with laser treatment. There is no medical treatment for floaters. ...Read more

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What can I use for eye floaters if I don't have a doctor?

See an eye doctor: Floaters can be associated with a retinal detachment, especially if associated with flashes of light and/or a shadow like area of vision loss. This is a great reason to see an eye doctor for a full dilated exam. ...Read more

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I have had eye floaters for a few years now. Haven't seen a dr because I thought it was due to pregnancy but they aren't going away. Will they go away?

I have had eye floaters for a few years now. Haven't seen a dr because I thought it was due to pregnancy but they aren't going away. Will they go away?

Possible problem: Floaters are frequently benign and come and go but can represent an eye problem such as a problem with the retina which is necessary for good vision. With your age and history you give, your floaters are probably benign. Being as you have not seen an eye doctor you should make a point of seeing one and having your eyes properly checked. It is not wise in medicine to make assumptions about anything ...Read more

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Have had Eye floaters for almost a year. No pain but they aren't going away, ever. Sort of annoying but I don't know how to get rid of them.

Have had Eye floaters for almost a year. No pain but they aren't going away, ever. Sort of annoying but I don't know how to get rid of them.

Have your eyes: Examined and make sure there is nothing significant going on. However, floaters are very common, they are little tissue remnants. And yes, they are annoying, but we just live with them. You get used to them over time. You urgently need to see an eye doctor if your vision is impaired by them, if you notice flashes of light in your peripheral vision or you have pain with your floaters. ...Read more

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Is atopic dermatitis the cause of my eye floaters? I am only 18 and all causes mentioned don't apply in my case.

Is atopic dermatitis the cause of my eye floaters? I am only 18 and all causes mentioned don't apply in my case.

No: Atopic dermatitis is noto related to floater. It can cause some irregular astigmatism if you rub your eyes a lot. ...Read more

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Why do eye floaters exist?

Floaters: The vitreous degenerates with normal aging. Floaters/ debris occurs as it turns from a formed, to a fluid state. You should ideally be examined by an ophthalmologist or a retinal specialist when you have new floaters. ...Read more

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Why do we get eye floaters?

Why do we get eye floaters?

Age related change: The vitreous (connective tissue of the eye) becomes more liquid in people who are nearsighted or during the process of aging - then eye floaters may develop. It can also be a sign of retinal detachment, which need immediate medical attention, . ...Read more

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Are eye floaters a serious problem?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to clear eye floaters?

Is it possible to clear eye floaters?

Yes: Typical they will clear or the symptoms will dissipate with time. If not you can consider surgery called a vitrectomy. Discuss this option with your eye specialist / retina surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of eye floaters?

What is the main cause of eye floaters?

Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. New floaters should be examined under dilation. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about eye floaters?

Should I be worried about eye floaters?

Usually no: Floaters are usually due to changes in the vitreous (gel like protein inside eye) due to protein changes that forms clumps. If you have a burst of new floaters, flashings, or a curtain coming over your vision, see eyeMD asap: otherwise most floaters are normal or due to a PVD (posterior vitreous detachement: that rarely leads to a retinal hole/tear/detachment. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I only see eye floaters when im outside?

I only see eye floaters when im outside?

Bright light: Floaters don't come and go. Sometimes the ambient light is brighter and enables you to perceive them. An eye evaluation is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How do I treat eye floaters naturopathically?

Easily: Since there is no actual treatment for floaters, then naturopathic remedies, offering no treatment anyway, can be used with no risk. If you have had the sudden onset of floaters you need your eyes evaluated by an ophthalmologist who can rule out any serious problem and discuss the prognosis of the floaters with you. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

Are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are ...Read more