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What's the best treatment for eye floaters?

What's the best treatment 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.

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What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

See eye md: Eye trauma causing a new floater should be examined by an ophthalmologist for possible retinal damage. Make an appointment soon.

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eye floaters?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eye floaters?

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!

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Is there any research going on anywhere for treatment of eye floaters?

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.

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I have eye floaters. Annoying to stay with it. Wondering if there's any treatment and if any tips on slowing growth?

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.

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Has anyone ever had laser yag treatment for his eye floaters?

Has anyone ever had laser yag treatment for his eye floaters?

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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What are some treatments for eye floaters/spots?

What are some treatments for eye floaters/spots?

"Serious" floaters.: Vitrectomy works for bad floaters. It carries risks like cataract, but may have reasonably good outcomes. Most floaters are not serious enough to warrant a vitrectomy. Of the floaters that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way. It is less invasive, but less effective also. Don't forget dilated exam first!

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Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

Get your eye dilated: Floaters can be a sign of serious eye problems, including retinal detachment. Go see your eye doctor, and have your eye dilated. Floaters may take weeks or months to disappear. There are a few surgeons who will do floater removal surgery if the floaters are constant and don't go away on their own.

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Is there any treatment for a floater in my eye?

Is there any treatment for a floater in my eye?

No: Floaters are caused by particles floating in the vitreous (jelly of the eye) casting a shadow on the retina. With time they usually settle to the bottom of the eye and out of the vision. New onset floaters should be examined by an opthalmologist asap to rule out retinal tear, hole, detachment.

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Why there can't be any drug that cure or dissolve these eye Floaters, it really effect lives have many floaters like me that to at age of 23

Wish there were: This tendency can run in families. See an opthalmologist to be sure they are just floaters. Over time they become less noticeable.

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What is the cure for eye floaters?

What is the cure for 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 are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way, though less common and more difficult.

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How to treat my eye floaters - will there be a cure in the near future?

The only way to rid: Yourself of the floaters is to have them surgically removed. This does have risks. Are the floaters making your vision permanently blurry? If yes the the benefits would be worth the risks.

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What are the treatments for floaters in the eye?

Floaters are a Pain: While floaters may be a true aggravation, they are not something that your eye physician will get too concerned about, after checking for retinal tears. Floaters commonly occur in people with myopia -see well close up, but poorly for objects far away. When they first appear, they are more annoying, especially while reading, as they dance repeatedly back and forth in the same area of one's vision.

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What are the treatments for floaters in the eye at 40?

What are the treatments for floaters in the eye at 40?

Floaters: Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal detachment. If there are only floaters, then wait a year and if they are still symptomatic then consider a vitrectomy to remove the vitreous and floaters. There is not much information and acceptance on using a yag laser to treat them, do internet search if you want more on yag. I do not recommend.

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How can I best take care of eye floaters?

How can I best take care of eye floaters?

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.

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Eye Floaters (Definition)

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