Did you know that the Vitreous covers two thirds of the human eyeball?
The shape of the eye is held together by this water filled membrane, and an interesting feature of it is that it will return to its original shape if pressed or squished down, much the same way a stress ball will continue to retain a spherical shape no matter how many times it is squeezed.
As we age, many of our cells begin to break down and perform at less than 100% capacity, and the vitreous is no different. It is connected to The Retina along the backside of the eyeball, but as the years go by it will gradually begin to pull away from the Retina in certain areas, creating miniscule blind spots in the gaps where the retina is no longer receiving information.
This is a very common phenomenon and affects nearly everybody at some point in his or her life. The little black spots are called Floaters
Vitreous floaters are actually formed by little lumps of protein that move in to fill the gap when the this separates from the retina. They glide gently across the field of vision, and it's easy to forget that they are there unless you focus on them.
Even though they are very commonplace, if you suddenly experience any dots or lines in your vision you should speak to a Eye Care Specialist or Eye Care Professional anyway, just to ensure that it is not a more serious ocular disease.
There is no official medical Cure for Eye Floaters as they are completely harmless, but there are several steps that you can take to prevent them from occurring, or at least to minimize their impact once they are already present.
First of all, Omega-3 fatty acids are wonderful supplements for the eyes. They can rejuvenate various parts of the macula, retina, and vitreous, and are essential for other bodily functions as well.
Omega-3 can be found most commonly in salmon, although it's readily available in certain nuts, such as almonds, as well.
Another lifestyle change that can be made is to add more Exercising to Protect Your Vision into your life. We all hear about how exercise can fix almost everything; if there is ever an ailment some friend is going to say that you should try to exercise a little more and maybe you will be able to experience fewer symptoms.
The truth is though that exercise stimulates blood flow, which provides oxygen to every part of the body. Oxygen is paramount to the regeneration of cells and the prevention of disease. Simply exercising a few times a week will reduce many of your ailments, including floaters.
Taking a few steps to Protect Your Eyesight is a very simple thing to do, but it can have a lot of benefits, as you get older, as the eye tissue is often the first to go when the body begins to age. Exercise and proper diet are vital for a healthy, functioning body.
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