Eye floaters appear as black or gray dots, lines, cobwebs, or blobs in the vision of the eyes. Occasionally, a large floater may cast a shadow over the vision and cause a large, dark spot in the sight. Eye floaters commonly appear when one stares at a bright, plain surface, such as the sky, a reflective object, or blank paper. Eye floaters may be present in only one eye, or they may be in both.
HOW IS EYE FLOATERS DIAGNOSED?
While Eye Floaters cannot be avoided but proper caring of the eyes can reduce the risk of developing conditions which lead to Eye Floaters. Although Eye Floaters are harmless, however, it is always advisable to visit an Ophthalmologist for an eye examination to diagnose the cause of the Eye Floater.
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?
There is no known way to prevent normal eye floaters. Eye floaters as a result of injuries can be avoided by wearing safety glasses when working with power tools or protective eyewear when participating in certain sports. The incidence of eye floaters from vitreous hemorrhage in diabetic retinopathy can be reduced by improved control of hyperglycemia