Eye Floaters

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of your eye's ability to focus on nearby objects after around 40 years of age continues to worsen till 60. It's a natural but annoying condition.
  • Spots appearing as dark specks or knobby, transparent strings of floating material
  • Spots noticed when you look at a plain bright background, such as a blue sky or a white wall
  • Small shapes or strings that drift out of the line of vision
  • Age-related eye changes in vitreous (a gel-like substance in eye)
  • Posterior uveitis - An Inflammation in the back which release inflammatory debris into the vitreous.
  • Bleeding in the eye due to uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, blocked blood vessels, and injury.
  • Retinal tear leading to retinal detachment, which may cause permanent vision loss.

Treatment of underlying cause if a present like diabetic retinopathy. However, most eye floaters don't require treatment.If it doesn’t cause any problem, then try to ignore them or notice them less often. If your eye floaters impair your vision, a doctor may consider treatment. Options may include:

  • Surgery to remove the vitreous.
  • Using a laser to disrupt the floaters.

These painless symptoms could be caused by a retinal tear, with or without a retinal detachment — a sight-threatening condition that requires immediate attention.

  • Increase in number of floaters
  • Sudden onset of a new floaters
  • Flashes of light in the same eye as the floaters
  • Darkness on any side or sides of your vision (peripheral vision loss)

How is it diagnosed?

Your doctor will conduct a complete eye exam including eye dilation to better see the back of your eyes to determine the cause of the floaters.

Eye Floaters

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