Eye Floaters Treatment

Eye Floaters Treatment

Eye Floaters Treatment




Eye Floaters Treatment depends mainly on the causes of them. These underlying causes should be treated in order to reduce or eliminate eye floaters.


Natural causes such as vitreous syneresis and posterior vitreous detachment

Most of eye floaters are caused by normal degenerative process of the vitreous and these eye floaters don't require any treatment. With time your brain will ignore the presence of these floaters and you will no long see them.

Till now there are no eye drops for floaters that can be used to treat those eye floaters that are caused by natural process. Another new way to treat this type of eye floaters is YAG laser Vitreolysis ( laser surgery for eye floaters) in which YAG laser can be used to vaporize most of the eye floaters inside the eye.



After Resolving uveitis and vitreous hemorrhage

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


Active uveitis and intra-ocular infections

By treating the underlying causes of uveitis and infections with medications, either systemic medications or eye drops.





Vitrectomy means removing the whole vitreous body through surgical operation.

Vitrectomy is indicated in:

  • When there are large amounts of deposits or floaters in the vitreous that did not cleared with time or with medications and these floaters affect the vision of the patient.

  • Floaters after cataract surgery are caused mainly by dropped cataract remnants into the back of the eye and vitreous and they should be removed by vitrectomy.

  • Removal of silicon oil droplets which can also be a cause of floaters in patients who had previous vitrectomy surgery with silicon oil.



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.



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