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How to get rid of floaters in my eyes?

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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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floaters are transparent shapes that can sometimes seen floating in the visual field and are due to deposits in the fluid of the eye. They can be normal or ...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 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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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 are ways to get rid of eye floaters?

What are ways to get rid of 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 I have seen that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way. ...Read more

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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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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 do I get rid of eye floaters?

How do I get rid of eye floaters?

One Option: As a retina specialist (eye doctor specialized in the problems/diseases of both the retina and the vitreous), i believe there is only one way to remove floaters. An outpatient procedure called a vitrectomy is the best way to remove the floaters. Laser, in my opinion, is more risky as the procedure can cause retinal tears, may not work and limited to certain floaters. ...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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