Eye Floaters are black or grey spots in your vision. They resemble cobwebs or strings that drift about when you move your eyes and appear to move away when you try to focus on them. Eye floaters are usually caused due to ageing. Symptoms are:
• Spots in your vision that appear as dark specks of transparent strings
• Spots that move as you move your eyes
• Spots that are noticeable when you look at a plain or bright surface
• Spots that eventually settle down and drift out of your line of vision
HOW IS EYE FLOATERS DIAGNOSED?
The main reason behind its formation is a kind of protein known as collagen which along with gel like vitreous collapses with age ultimately leaving no space to fill at the back of the eye and thus, floats in the vitreous gel. Various eye diseases, injury, tumors, etc can also be the causes.
HOW IS EYE FLOATERS TREATED?
Most eye floaters do not require any treatment. Laser treatment and removal of the vitreous may help in conditions when eye floaters are impairing vision
DID YOU KNOW?
Eye Floaters, in most cases, appear over the age of 50 but it can also appear at an early age.