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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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 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?
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
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
"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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that any kind of eye drops produce eye floaters? I am afraid to use antibacterial eyedrops for this reason!
No.: Eye drops do not cause floaters. Floaters are usually due to precipitation of protein in the vitreous humor (the jelly that fills the eye ball). Eye drops stay on the surface of the eye. A person who has sudden onset of a huge number of floaters should consult an eye doctor, since that may be due to hemorrhage in the eye. ...Read more
Have had Eye floaters for almost a year. No pain but they aren't going away, ever. Sort of annoying but I don't know how to get rid of them.
Have your eyes: examined and make sure there is nothing significant going on. However, floaters are very common, they are little tissue remnants. And yes, they are annoying, but we just live with them. You get used to them over time. You urgently need to see an eye doctor if your vision is impaired by them, if you notice flashes of light in your peripheral vision or you have pain with your floaters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have eye floaters in both eyes, have noticed them from being a teenager now in my early 30's, they seem more pronounced should I get them checked?
I have had increase in number of eye floaters.What should I do?Please don't advice to ignore them or get my eye checked for retinal tears as its done.
See below: If you had a retinal check, and there's no retinal pathology, then that's great. If your symptoms get worse however, you must have a repeat dilated retinal exam. There is nothing you can do otherwise to rid yourself of floaters short of vitrectomy surgery which is not a good option in this circumstance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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