Eye Floaters Treatment
Publish date 06-03-2016


Posterior Vitreous Detachment . Vitreous is detached from the retina © 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

Eye Floaters Treatment​



Treatments for eye floaters depend mainly on the causes of it.


1- Natural causes like vitreous syneresis and posterior vitreous detachment

By brain adaptation, in which your brain will ignore the presence of these floaters and you will no long see them. Till now there are no eye drops or medications can be used to treat floaters that are caused by natural process.


2- After Resolving uveitis and vitreous hemorrhage

By natural absorption process of the eye. Sometimes, not all of the vitreous hemorrhages or cells from uveitis can be cleared or absorbed from the vitreous and in this case the only way to treat that is with vitrectomy.

 

 

 

3- Active uveitis and intra-ocular infections

By treating the underlying causes with medications, either systemic medications or eye drops.


4-Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy means removing the vitreous through surgical operation.

 

It is indicated in:

  • When there are large amounts of deposits or floaters in the vitreous that did not cleared with time or medications and these floaters affect the vision of the patient.
  • Sometimes after cataract surgery, small amount of cataract remnants can drop in the vitreous and they should be removed by vitrectomy.
  • Also we can use it to remove silicon oil droplets which can also be a cause of floaters in patients who had previous vitrectomy surgery with silicon oil.

 

Warning

Any one who noticed for the first time floaters alone or floaters with flashes of light or noticed sudden increase in the numbers and sizes of the floaters should seek medical advice as soon as possible to rule out retinal detachment and other acute ocular diseases.