Eye Floaters Treatment
Eye floaters are lines, dots, or other shapes that people with this condition see floating around their field of vision. These shapes are not static and appear to dart around when the person looks sideways. Eye floaters are more prominent when looking at a bright area, such as the sky or the horizon.
Although most cases of eye floaters are benign, in some cases the floaters are a symptom of a serious medical condition, such as a retinal tear. It is therefore extremely important that you seek advice from a doctor as soon as you develop this condition.
Once your doctor confirms that there is no underlying condition causing the eye floaters, you will be informed about the options available for eye floaters treatment. Most doctors recommend that you simply ignore them, and they will explain that with time your brain will adapt and stop responding to their stimuli. In other words, you will start noticing them less, much like you stop noticing the tight feeling of your shoes after a while. However, many people report that they still notice their eye floaters, even after several years have passed.
Indeed, many report that their condition actually gets worse, and the number of eye floaters may increase and they may get denser too. This is associated with changes that occur to the vitreous humor with age – both a reduced fluidity and reduced transparency. Therefore, some people decide to opt for surgery.
Surgery is the only type of medical eye floaters treatment currently available. The most common type of surgery for eye floaters removal is vitrectomy, which involves removing the vitreous humor (the gel-like solution in the eye) together with any debris (the ‘floaters’) and replacing it with a saltwater solution. The procedure is generally effective for treating eye floaters, however, it does come with a high risk of side effects, including: retinal tears, retinal detachment, cataract, inflammation, and infection.
The other type of surgery for eye floaters treatment is YAG laser removal. This procedure uses a specialized laser to burn off the individual floaters. For this operation to be successful, the floaters need to be well-defined, and they need to be in the middle of the eyeball. People with too many eye floaters or floaters close to the retina are not eligible for this procedure. Like vitrectomy, YAG laser removal is associated with a number of side effects and it is only carried out at a few specialist centers.
Eye Floaters Treatment – Eye Floaters Surgery
Eye floaters surgery is the conventional solution for eye floaters. Eye floaters are described as dots, lines or specks that some people see; this condition is more common in older adults but can occur in anyone.
Eye floaters are annoying at best, and an indication of a serious underlying condition at worst. It is essential that you seek out medical advice when you first develop eye floaters, so that any underlying conditions are managed in time. For example, eye floaters can develop as a result of a retinal tear. Untreated, this can progress into retinal detachment and blindness.
You should also seek medical advice if your pre-existing eye floaters suddenly increase in size and number, or dramatically change in appearance.
Once your doctor has confirmed that there is no underlying condition, you will be told that you can either undergo medical treatment or learn to live with them. Unfortunately, the only medical treatment for eye floaters is surgery.
There are two types of eye floaters surgery: vitrectomy and laser removal.
Laser removal involves breaking up the floaters using laser, however, not everyone is eligible for this surgical procedure. To be eligible, the number of floaters must be small, and the distance between the floaters and the lens, as well as the distance between the floaters and the retina, has to be above a certain threshold. In addition, some types of floaters cannot be treated with this intervention, e.g. floaters that are very flexible or very large. Furthermore, laser removal is a fairly risky procedure and there is a significant chance that things go wrong.
The other type of surgery for eye floaters is vitrectomy. In this procedure, an apparatus is used to suck out the vitreous humor (the solution in the eye ball), and the particles and debris in it. Then, a synthetic saline solution is pumped into the eyeball to replace the vitreous humor. Although this operation effectively removes the floaters, it is associated with a number of potential dangers, including serious eye infections, cataracts and other complications.
In light of these issues with both types of eye floaters surgery, these procedures are rarely recommended and patients are often told to learn to live with their eye floaters. However, eye floaters do not simply go away and often will get worse with time. They can be particularly annoying for persons who work at jobs that require visual precision and persons who participate in sports that are heavily reliant on good visual acuity.
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This post is from the Eye Floaters No More Program. It is created by Daniel Brown, a former sufferer and professional health researcher. As a professional health researcher, Daniel Brown was able to use his background to find a permanent cure for himself when he suffered from eye floaters. His in-depth knowledge about eye floaters enabled him to create a credible, natural and effective step-by-step alternative treatment plan to help other sufferers get healed, without the use of synthetic drugs or risky surgery.
The Eye Floaters No More Program can be best described as a step-by-step guide with detailed instructions for naturally and permanently curing eye floaters and other vision problems. Simply put, eye floaters are sediments found inside the vitreous humor, a gel-like substance that fills the hollow space at the back of the lens and helps maintain the shape of the eyes. These sediments appear because of the changes that happen with the vitreous humor after infection, inflammation, or severe damage to the eye. According to Daniel Brown, the Eye Floaters No More program was designed to help you treat the root cause of this problem without depending on prescription drugs, surgery and other mainstream medical treatments. Aside from eliminating all signs of eye floaters, like dots, shapes and blurs, this program is also filled with lots of techniques and tips for treating a host of eyesight symptoms and problems.
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