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Is their any cure for eyefloaters?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Floaters

Most of the time floaters are benign but at times maybe associated to retinal detachment so it warrants an examination by an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Floaters

Most of the time floaters are benign but at times maybe associated to retinal detachment so it warrants an examination by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Eye floaters are an annoying chronic problem. There is no specific treatment for them. If you notice a sudden increase in the number of floaters this can be a sign of retinal detachment and must be evaluated immediately.

In brief: No

Eye floaters are an annoying chronic problem. There is no specific treatment for them. If you notice a sudden increase in the number of floaters this can be a sign of retinal detachment and must be evaluated immediately.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

Floaters are a normal aging change.
The gel that fills the back of the eye liquifies and pieces of gel fall into the liquid pools, creating the floaters. While not dangerous, they can be annoying. They can be mimicked by retinal holes, tears or detachments, so new ones should be checked. Some doctors use lasers or surgery to treat floaters, but this can be dangerous, and is not a terrific option.

In brief: Yes, but...

Floaters are a normal aging change.
The gel that fills the back of the eye liquifies and pieces of gel fall into the liquid pools, creating the floaters. While not dangerous, they can be annoying. They can be mimicked by retinal holes, tears or detachments, so new ones should be checked. Some doctors use lasers or surgery to treat floaters, but this can be dangerous, and is not a terrific option.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Floaters

Floaters are seen very commonly with aging and liquefaction of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye.
If you see a large shower of new floaters, flashing lights, or a shadow on side of vision, contact an ophthalmologist immediately, as this can signal a retinal tear or detachment. Your current floater can become smaller and less prominent with time.

In brief: Floaters

Floaters are seen very commonly with aging and liquefaction of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye.
If you see a large shower of new floaters, flashing lights, or a shadow on side of vision, contact an ophthalmologist immediately, as this can signal a retinal tear or detachment. Your current floater can become smaller and less prominent with time.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not recommended

The floaters are located in the vitreous jelly.
There have been some doctors who try to laser the floaters to either make them smaller or push them to a less obvious location. This is not recommended as it has not been proven to be affective. There is also a surgery to remove the vitreous jelly in the eye and leave saline fluid in it's place. This surgery can cause cataracts and has other risks.

In brief: Not recommended

The floaters are located in the vitreous jelly.
There have been some doctors who try to laser the floaters to either make them smaller or push them to a less obvious location. This is not recommended as it has not been proven to be affective. There is also a surgery to remove the vitreous jelly in the eye and leave saline fluid in it's place. This surgery can cause cataracts and has other risks.
Dr. Jennifer Lee
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

As you age, you may get more.

In brief: No

As you age, you may get more.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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