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How To Get Rid Of Floaters In The 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoid red eye drops: Whites of eyes discolor usually from the blood vessels enlarging, making the eyes bloodshot. An exception is yellowing (jaundice) from liver disease. Red eyes are often caused by dryness or allergies. Lubricating or allergy drops (eg ketotifen) can be a big help. Drops that 'get the red out' are highly affective cosmetically but can be very addictive - the eyes get more red if you try to stop. ...Read more
Dark Circles .: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Various topical remedies try to help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; see email@example.com for more info ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not whiteheads: They might be milia which are bits of keratin protein and oils trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Treatments include: using a sterile needle to pick out the contents of the cyst; destruction of the cysts using extreme heat, curettage (surgical scraping and cauterization), or cryotherapy (freezing); medications, such as topical retinoids; Chemical peels or laser. See a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dry: There are a number of reasons for dilation of blood vessels on the conjunctiva (white part of eye). Some of the common reasons are simple conditions such as dryness or blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids). Other reasons can include growths such as pingueculum or pterygium. Certain inflammatory conditions can also be possible causes, along with thyroid disease among other conditions. ...Read more
Heat: The best first treatment is to apply very warm soaks five to six times per day for 5 minutes each application. This should get rid of it in 2-4 days, if it persists longer than that, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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