Floaters are an appropriate name for these small dark shapes that appear before your eyes.
They float through your field of vision that is precisely what they do.
They are clumps of protein.
These spots may look like dots, squiggles, strands or any of a hundred other shapes.
Though annoying, they are harmless, and there are ways to prevent them through proper diet.
Most of them are the result of bits of cells that remain in the Vitreous humor after birth and float around when the vitreous becomes more liquefied later in life.
Most of these are age-related.
The vitreous humour thickens and clumps as we age, and floaters result from the clumped vitreous gel.
Other spots can be caused by little bits of protein trapped within the eye during pregnancy.
Trauma to the eye or breakdown of the vitreous humour may also cause spots and floaters.
Many of them remain in the eye for long periods of time before they gradually disappear.
They are commonly found in people with Myopia also known as “nearsightedness” or “short sightedness” and people with food allergies and candidacies.
Vitreous detachment is also common in diabetics, but the highest rate of complaints of them is in people over the age of 70.
This is when the prevalence of a vitreous detachment jumps from 10% of the population to 63%.
From a Chinese Medicine perspective, they are an indication of congestion in the liver, kidney and colon.
The herbs and nutrients we recommend below are chosen for their abilities to eliminate congestion in these organs in order to keep the vitreous of the eye clear from these annoying specks, as well as to help strengthen the retinal tissue and integrity of the blood vessels.
Finally, doctors believe chronic stress in one's life may also play a role in the generation of floaters, so having a daily routine of relaxation and meditation is very important.
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