Is there A Cure For Eye Floaters?
The million dollar question is there a cure for eye floaters?
The little dots that seem to drift around in the fluid of the eye (the Vitreous humor) are common in people over the age of 50 who have experienced some trauma to the eye.
Any significant blow to the eye region during a car accident or ball game, for example, can cause floaters to form.
A lifetime of other natural wear and tear such as heavy lifting, coughing, vomiting, straining at the stool, or actually rubbing the eyes may also lead to changes in the vitreous humor, even if, at the time, such actions don’t seem to have serious impact on the eyes.
The vitreous humor has a fibrous portion lining the eyeball; the inner portion of the vitreous is more liquefied.
During fetal life, there are blood vessels and cells in the vitreous, and some of them may remain after birth.
Occasionally, the entire artery nourishing the back of the lens (the hyaloid artery) remains inside the vitreous after birth.
Such left over blood vessels and cells cause the mild shadows in the vision that we call Floaters.
Floaters can be annoying and distressing. People with Nearsighted Vision almost always have a certain number of floaters because of the shape of their eyes.
In older people, the vitreous transforms from a gel to a more liquid form (a natural change that everyone experiences), and any cells left in the eye becomes free to move about, and so are visible.
The number of floaters, therefore, can increase with age.
Flashes can appear as lightning, or as vertical or crescent-shaped lines of light. They primarily appear when you are in a dark room (or outdoors in darkness).
Although a cure for eye floaters and flashes has not been found and they are usually harmless but they may be frightening.
You should be aware, however, that they can indicate the presence for a serious condition that requires immediate treatment, including posterior vitreous detachment in which the flashes are continuous and the number of floaters increases dramatically.
Call your eye doctor immediately to be certain.
A floater is a small bit of debris floating in the vitreous that can look like a spot, a hair or string before your eye. What you’re seeing is the shadow that this material casts on your retina.
How vision changes with age
You’re vision generally changes, as you get older. If it doesn’t you is a rare exception.
Many of the changes are primarily an annoyance. And you learn to adjust to the circumstances.
Sometimes your vitreous shrinks, which may produce bothersome floaters in you visual field. You learn not to let them bother you.
Floaters appear in normal vision and are not considered as a symptom of disease unless they appear suddenly or in large numbers.
Just a short note about the Vitreous:
The Vitreous is a clear, gelatinous substance that fills the vitreous cavity. It helps maintain the shape of the eyeball and its internal pressure. It’s also referred to as vitreous humor.
If you have any of the symptoms listed below, you should contact your doctor and tell him or her that you need an appointment as soon as possible.
- Flashing light sensations or floaters in your eyes that weren’t there previously
- Sudden onset of light sensitivity
- A gradual loss of vision over days or weeks
- Extremely red eyes that do not include vision loss or extreme pain.
Doctors have not concentrated on a cure for eye floaters because they do not think they are harmful.
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