Eye Floaters, commonly known as eye spots, are circles or tiny specks that appear in your vision. While Eye Floaters usually vary in size and shape, these can occur either periodically or have a persistent presence. The symptoms of Eye Floaters are Myopia, spontaneous tearing of the retina, diabetes, and an eye injury, among others but Eye Floaters are visible to an eye doctor during routine examination of the eye.
HOW IS EYE FLOATERS DIAGNOSED?
The ophthalmologist will check the patient's vision, look at the front of the eyes with a slit lamp, and then place drops in the eyes to dilate the pupils. After the pupils are dilated, the retina and vitreous will be examined with bright lights from an ophthalmoscope mounted on the head of the doctor.
HOW IS EYE FLOATERS TREATED?
In most cases, floaters don't cause significant problems and don't require treatment. A vitrectomy may be recommended as a possible treatment option if you have floaters that don't improve over time. Laser procedure called laser vitreolysis has been introduced that is a much safer alternative to vitrectomy for eye floater treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Eye Floaters, in most cases, appear over the age of 50 but it can also appear at an early age.