How can I get rid of my eye floaters?

Surgery. Doctors are willing to perform such surgery only in rare instances when vision seriously is hampered. The only way to remove the vitreous and its specks and webs would be to remove the gel-like substance entirely from the eye through a vitrectomy procedure. Usually, the vitreous then is replaced with a saline liquid.
Floaters. Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal 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. 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 y.

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How do I get rid of eye floaters?

One Option. As a retina specialist (eye doctor specialized in the problems/diseases of both the retina and the vitreous), i believe there is only one way to remove floaters. An outpatient procedure called a vitrectomy is the best way to remove the floaters. Laser, in my opinion, is more risky as the procedure can cause retinal tears, may not work and limited to certain floaters. Read more...
Usually nothing. Floaters are very common and annoying, but there is not much you can do about it. They are actual strands of jelly (vitreous) floating around and other than a pretty major surgery (vitrectomy) to remove them, there is not much you can do. Try sleeping with your head elevated to make the strands fall to the bottom with gravity. Read more...

What do I do to get rid 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. Read more...
Depends. First question is have you had a dilated exam to make sure that the floaters are not accompanied by other findings such as retinal tears. As a retina specialist, i rarely recommend a vitrectomy for floaters. Usually they are not severe enough to require any treatment. Another option is yag vitreolysis. This doesn't always work either. That leaves you with adapting to them. Read more...
Floaters. Most floaters tend to get better with time. They can take weeks or months or years to resolve. There is no eyedrop or medicine to make floaters go away. Read more...

What are ways to get rid of 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 I have seen that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way. Read more...

How to get rid of eye floaters that keep floating by?

Can't. It can be removed with surgery, but its not advised, risk is far greater than reward. Some ophthalmologist can use laser to treat it, again, most wouldn't. There are no medicines or exercises that can get rid of floaters either. Eventually it will dissolve or move out of the way, but it may take a long time. Read more...
No safe way. Floaters are usually a normal occurence, caused by the gel in the back of the eye breaking into small pieces that you see as bugs, lines or other shapes. Various treatments have been attempted to decrease them, but each may increase the risk of retinal detachment. Unless your vision is being significantly limited by floaters, avoid unnecessary surgery. Speak with your eye doctor about this. Read more...

Does anyone know how to reduce or get rid of eye floaters?

Time. Floaters occur when the vitreous gel that fills the eye pulls away from the back part of the eye. The floaters diminish with time. If you have flashes of light or a change in your vision go to an eye md immediately as this could be a retinal tear or detachment-a potentially blinding condition. If your floaters persist or become worse this could be a sign of bleeding or inflammation-go to an md! Read more...

Please tell me if there is a way to get rid of eye floaters?

Floater removal can. Be accomplishes in one of two methods. The less invasive method is through yag laser removal that can be performed in office. This works best for solitary small or medium sized floaters. The alternative is a surgical vitrectomy where we surgically remove the vitreous gel and thus the floaters. This is a surgical procedure though and carries the normal inherent risks of any ocular surgery. Read more...

Help! Need to know if there's a way to get rid of eye floaters?

See below. See a retina specialist. If your floaters are recently new or worse, you must have a dilated retinal exam urgently to rule out any retinal problems. Vitrectomy can be performed to alleviate floaters, but that are small risks. 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 more...
Can be normal. Eye floaters are very common. They can be a cause of some annoyance but most individuals just learn to live with them. At times floaters can be a sign of a condition that needs further attention. If floaters ever increase rapidly in number or if they are accompanied by flashes of light, medical attention should be sought immediately as this may reflect impending retinal detachment. Read more...

How to get rid of eye floaters? Vitreectomy?

Best to leave it. Floaters can be removed with vitrectomy, but the risk/rewards dictate that its not worth it. If you're really desperate, there are some eyemd's that do treat it with lasers, but most ophthalmologists would tell you eventually they'll either go away, or you'll learn to ignore them. Read more...
Floaters. Most common it is recommended to have an immediate exam when they first occur to rule out retinal 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.. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands. Read more...
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. Read more...
no, aging. Floaters, if determined by ophthalmic exam not to be a sign of pathology, are a normal aging process of the vitreous. This substance has the consistency of jello and liquifies eventually being absorbed by the body without sequelae. Read more...
Generally not. Usually the brain will learn to "ignore" the floaters. If they are visually debilitating and you are unable to work, see to drive, etc. Due to the floaters, vitrectomy can be performed, however, it is not without risk and requires a discussion between you and your ophthalmologist or retina specialist. Read more...