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What do I do to get rid of eye floaters?

What do I do to get rid of eye floaters?

Depends: First question is have you had a dilated exam to make sure that the floaters are not accompanied by other findings such as retinal tears. As a retina specialist, i rarely recommend a vitrectomy for floaters. Usually they are not severe enough to require any treatment. Another option is yag vitreolysis. This doesn't always work either. That leaves you with adapting to them. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

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How to get rid of eye floaters that keep floating by?

How to get rid of eye floaters that keep floating by?

No safe way: Floaters are usually a normal occurence, caused by the gel in the back of the eye breaking into small pieces that you see as bugs, lines or other shapes. Various treatments have been attempted to decrease them, but each may increase the risk of retinal detachment. Unless your vision is being significantly limited by floaters, avoid unnecessary surgery. Speak with your eye doctor about this. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to reduce or get rid of eye floaters?

Does anyone know how to reduce or get rid of eye floaters?

Time: Floaters occur when the vitreous gel that fills the eye pulls away from the back part of the eye. The floaters diminish with time. If you have flashes of light or a change in your vision go to an eye md immediately as this could be a retinal tear or detachment-a potentially blinding condition. If your floaters persist or become worse this could be a sign of bleeding or inflammation-go to an md! ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a way to get rid of eye floaters?

Please tell me if there is a way to get rid of eye floaters?

Floater removal can: Be accomplishes in one of two methods. The less invasive method is through yag laser removal that can be performed in office. This works best for solitary small or medium sized floaters. The alternative is a surgical vitrectomy where we surgically remove the vitreous gel and thus the floaters. This is a surgical procedure though and carries the normal inherent risks of any ocular surgery. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a way to get rid of eye floaters?

See below: See a retina specialist. If your floaters are recently new or worse, you must have a dilated retinal exam urgently to rule out any retinal problems. Vitrectomy can be performed to alleviate floaters, but that are small risks. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eye floaters? Vitreectomy?

Generally not: Usually the brain will learn to "ignore" the floaters. If they are visually debilitating and you are unable to work, see to drive, etc. Due to the floaters, vitrectomy can be performed, however, it is not without risk and requires a discussion between you and your ophthalmologist or retina specialist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eye floaters? When vitrectomy?

How to get rid of eye floaters? When vitrectomy?

Time: Most symptoms from floaters will diminish to a tolerable level with time. Patients will notice them in certain lighting situations or activities. Vitrectomy surgery markedly increases the risk of cataract formation and the small but real risk of retinal tear and detachment. Surgery is only indicated if floaters are severely diminishing your ability to perform activities of daily living. ...Read more

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Does fixing the retina also get rid of eye floaters?

Does fixing the retina also get rid of eye floaters?

Not always: If you have a vitrectomy, the floaters can sometimes also go away afterwards. Sometimes, you can be left with new floaters however. ...Read more

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Is having laser zapping to get rid of eye floaters bad?

I don't think so: I used to look at the procedure with skepticism but now have seen a few patients who really benefitted. It doesn't work for all types of floaters. It takes some time also. Overall, it appears to be safe in trained hands with very low incidence of complications. I have never seen the much feared complications, but they exist and should be discussed. Procedure works best for certain types. ...Read more

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I had eye floaters after i collided with my friend in school. Its bout 3 and half yrs now. So how do I get rid of this floaters ? Without surgery.

I had eye floaters after i collided with my friend in school. Its bout 3 and half yrs now. So how do I get rid of this floaters ? Without surgery.

Difficult: Sometimes, ophthalmologists can use a yag laser to zap a floater or two. For larger more dense floaters, surgery could be used but carries risk of cataract (clouding of your natural lens) and infection. At your age, i would recommend waiting to see if the floaters clear. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my eye floaters?

How can I get rid of my eye floaters?

Surgery: Doctors are willing to perform such surgery only in rare instances when vision seriously is hampered. The only way to remove the vitreous and its specks and webs would be to remove the gel-like substance entirely from the eye through a vitrectomy procedure. Usually, the vitreous then is replaced with a saline liquid. ...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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Can acupuncture and Chinese herbs get rid or help eye floaters since they help treat the proteins?

Can acupuncture and Chinese herbs get rid or help eye floaters since they help treat the proteins?

Acupuncture: Traditional Chinese medicine providers report that strengthening kidney and liver Qi can help eye health (to include floaters). As an acupuncturist, I have not treated ophthalmological problems - so I can not comment on efficacy. I am not qualified to comment on the use of medicinal herbs. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms early stage signs of retinal detachment and retinal tears?Eye floaters natural solution any food diet plan to get rid of it?Thnx

What r the symptoms early stage signs of retinal detachment and retinal tears?Eye floaters natural solution any food diet plan to get rid of it?Thnx

Floaters, flashes: Retinal detachment releases blood elements into the visual axis -you will see many floaters - and jiggles the retinal -this stimulus creates light flashing or light streaks - and as it progresses you may see greying out or blockage of the vision. When these occur suddenly especially after trauma, see an ophthalmologist right away. This is a mechanical event -no natural remedies exist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of floaters in my eye?

How do I get rid of floaters in my eye?

Three options: Three options: live with it, yag laser, and vitrectomy. When living with it has been ruled out, consider the later two. You need 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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of floaters in my eyes?

What is the best way to get rid of floaters in my eyes?

Is no way: Floaters are normaly an aging process. There are times when floaters may indicate something more serious such as bleeding in the eye from diabetes or hypertension. Also any sudden appearance of floaters with associated bright flashing lights should have a dilated retinal exam by an ophthalmologist. Any dark cloud that comes over vision is a medical emergency and canindicate a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of floaters in my eyes?

Depends: First question is have you had a dilated exam to make sure that the floaters are not accompanied by other findings such as retinal tears. As a retina specialist, i rarely recommend a "floaterectomy" or vitrectomy for floaters. Usually they are not severe enough to require any treatment. Another option is yag vitreolysis. This doesn't always work either. That leaves you with adapting to them. ...Read more

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I've had an eye floater in my eye for many months? How to get rid of it?

I've had an eye floater in my eye for many months? How to get rid of it?

Three options: Three options: live with it, yag laser, and vitrectomy. When living with it has been ruled out, consider the later two. You need 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. ...Read more

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I have had a floater in my eye for over a week. Is there any known way to get rid of it?

I have had a floater in my eye for over a week. Is there any known way to get rid of it?

Yes!: This can be a result of the normal aging process in the vitreous (jelly in the eye). You need an eye exam to make sure this is not a tear or hole in the retina. Typically you should wait for at least a year to see if it will subside or stop bothering you on its own. If not you can have surgery to remove the floater (vitrectomy). ...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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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

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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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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

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