How To Treat Eye Floaters?

by admin on March 7, 2011

Eye Floaters are some of figures you see floating in front of your eyes when you look forward in a clear blue sky, or you close your eyes and turn your face towards sun you will still see these floaters in reddish background. This means they are not in environment, they lies inside your eyes.

Eye floaters are found in viterous chamber of eye, formed as a result of degeneration of either retina or viterous humour. They appear as threads, spots, cobwebs floating around. When you fix your eyes at a stationary point, they will settle to the bottom of your eyes. Below on the video you can see how they look when you see on a clear sky.

What you see in eyes in form of floaters is actually the shadow of that suspended particle.

Causes of floaters

There are many causes like viterous syneresis (shrinkage of viterous humour), retinal detachment, posterior viterous detachment, deposit of wbc, rbc and hyaloid artery degeneration.


1. YAG laser treatment, its good you can watch out the complete procedure at youtube below. It has very few side effects and can be done on OPD patients. YAG means Yattrium Aluminium Garnet.

2. Vitrectomy is done in severe cases.



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Frances Van Vynckt March 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I experienced 2 tiny floaters in my eye for the first time ever. They were kind of shadowy. I am under the care of a retina specialist. I lost the sight in my right eye last December. They said I had a stroke in the eye. I can see very well from my left eye. I drive without glasses and can drive at night. I have an appointment with my retina doctor on March 28. Do I need to see him sooner? I am 81 years old, but act like a 65 year old. Thank you so much for reading my comments. Sincerely, Frances Van Vynckt,


admin March 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

No no, you can go at your appointment time, i.e on 28 march. All the Best, you are of the age of my Grand Father.

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