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Treatments 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have eye floaters. Annoying to stay with it. Wondering if there's any treatment and if any tips on slowing growth?
No: Floaters in the vitreous cavity of the eye, although at times annoying, are degenerative changes in the vitreous humor where the collagenous skeleton breaks down and begins to float around in the liquefied gel. These spots(fibrillar, and veil-like) cast shadows on the retina as you move your eye. No treatment exists except when floaters arise from intraocular diseases that require a vitrectomy. ...Read more
I am 18 years old and I am suffering from eye floaters?Is there any treatment ?Will they go away?And why have they formed some early in my life?
Maybe: As a retinal specialist, i see lots of people bothered by "floaters." the cause varies and so does the natural history. In many young people, i've determined that many do not get relief after a months to years. Often we talk about operating to remove the floaters. One reason the floaters usually don't "move" is the vitreous is much less degenerated/less like water compared to older individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unsure: There appears to be a doctor in virginia and one in florida. There has been a lot of talk about this proceedure over the past 10 years. Essentially you use a laser to break the floater in small pieces and hopefully it will not bother you or settle out of the way. Do internet search "yag laser for floaters". My opinion at this time - wait a year, and if still a "big" problem consider vitrectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having these things called Eye Floaters for more than 5 months. I see a lot of them,especially on bright areas such as the sky or a bright light. Can I go blind from the Eye Floaters? Do they go away naturally or do I have to get treatment?
First week of 4 drug TB treatment for ocular TB. Started to see eye floaters in left eye which have more infectious activity. Is this expected?
Opthalmology: Floaters are collagen fiber proteins floating in the vitreous effect the amount of light that hits the retina. Most of the time floaters are no concern to medical health. But, sudden increases in numbers of floaters especially when accompanied by flashes of light or vision loss on one side should be seen by ophthalmology immediately. Retinal detachment, Retinal tear or bleeding may be occurring. ...Read more
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