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Dr. Theodore Wu
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Does serrapeptase dissolve or help with large eye floaters?

Does serrapeptase dissolve or help with large eye floaters?

Serrapeptase: There is no fda approved medicine to help with floaters in the eye. Most floaters will dissolve or improve with time. It can take weeks to months to years for them to go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


Dr. Keshav Narain
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Will my eye floaters go away?

Will my eye floaters go away?

Not likely: Eye floaters r little pieces of solidified fluid that the eye globe is filled with (vitreous fluid). When they form, they float around and you will only be aware of them when they float in front of that part of the retina (optic nerve) that is the focus of light that allows us to see. They generally don't go away, and once u know what they are, may not be too bothersome. C eye doc annually. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Is having a lot of eye floaters potentially harmful?

Is having a lot of eye floaters potentially harmful?

Yes, potentially.: When lots of floaters appear, they may be associated with a retinal tear. The tear can evolve into a detachment which is harmful to vision. The actual floaters are made of proteins and are generally not directly harmful. On occasion they interfere with vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
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What causes eye floaters?

What causes eye floaters?

The Vitreous: The vitreous is composed of a clear liquid called hyaluronic acid and fibers called collagen. As we age the vitreous becomes less solid and the collagen fibers become more visible (synuresis). The spots you see are these collagen fiber clumps. They do not cause harm to the eye, they just get in the way. If they are very prominent and reduce visual function they can be removed with a vitrectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Vincent de Luise
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Is it bad to have eye floaters?

Is it bad to have eye floaters?

See your eye MD: A sudden shower of floaters, or floaters accompanied by flashing lights or loss of an area of side vision, should prompt you to see your ophthalmologist (eye md) as promptly as possible. This is because , sometimes, floaters are seen in the context of a tear in the retina or a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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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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Dr. Johnstone Kim
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How are serious cases of eye floaters treated?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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How come I have eye floaters, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not genetic: Floaters most commonly arise from aging changes in the fluids in the back of the eyes. These are individualized and do not run in families. If significant or accompanied by light flashing or a drop in vision, you should see your ophthalmologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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What kind of medication can you take for eye floaters?

None i'm aware of.: Floaters are these small concretions that float about the vitreous fluid of the globe of the eye; they are quite common, some people are not aware they have them, but there are times quite noticeable when they float in front of the macula or the area of the retina where sight is focused. ...Read more

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Eye Floaters (Definition)

Eye floaters is a symptom caused by deposits in the transparent fluid inside the eyeball. The deposits casts shadows on the retina and produced the illusion of things ...Read more


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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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