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Dr. Theodore T. Wu answered:

Does Serrapeptase dissolve or help with large eye floaters?

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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.
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Dr. Keshav Narain answered:

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.
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What are eye floaters?

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Floaters are debris, usually from eye renewal or condensations of the vitreous gel which fills the back of the eye. If they are located in the axis of vision, they may be seen in certain circumstances as floating objects in space like flying insects. If they appear suddenly or there are many or you have light flashes associated, then see your ophthalmologist immediately.
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Dr. Jack Sipperley answered:

What causes eye floaters?

The Vitreous

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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.
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Dr. Willa M. Terry answered:

Why do we get eye floaters?

Age related change

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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,
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Why do eye floaters exist?

Natural aging

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It is a consequence of protein particles drifting within the vitreous fluid of our eye. They are common and harmless most of the time. If new or associated with other symptoms like flashes, the eye should be examined for retinal problems.
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Dr. Michael L. Ham answered:

How do I ignore eye floaters?

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Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal tear or detachment. If there is only floaters, then wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. Typically with time, they will devolve, settle out of the way, or your brain will learn to ignore them (not notice them).
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Will my eye floaters go away?

Not likely

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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.
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What is done for eye floaters?

Observation

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Most floaters are benign and can be annoying but not dangerous. A few, especially of recent onset can be a clue to underlying retinal problems like detachment and bleeding. If your floaters are new, see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis.
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Dr. Keshav Narain answered:

What makes eye floaters worse?

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Typically floaters are composed of protein pre-cipitates in the vitreous. These arise naturally with age, but can occur early due to certain conditions in which the vitreous is abnormal. Violent agitation of the vitreous is one way that floaters may arise and seem worse. Injection of medication in the eye for conditions like macular degeneration is also a cause.
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