Proper Handling Of Floaters?
I want to ask my eyes if I look in a bright place like something is floating, I’ve been browsing, many say the name is floater. I am already planning to go to an eye doctor for a checkup. Can the floater be cured? Without surgery? Then is the floater dangerous?
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Floaters are shadows which are usually black spots that appear hovering on vision. Floaters can be caused by various conditions such as:
- Age. Increasing age will cause the elasticity of the vitreous (the part of the eye that is like a gel and is clear in color) to decrease so that it becomes wrinkled which then forms lumps in the vitreus that block the view and look like shadows on vision.
- Bleeding in the vitreous. Bleeding in the vitreous can also block vision because there is blood in the vitreus which should be clear. Bleeding in the eye is caused by tearing of a blood vessel due to trauma / or impact and diabetes.
- Inflammation of the back of the eye. Inflammation of the eye will cause inflammatory cells to come together and block vision. Inflammation of the eye can be caused by infection and autoimmunity.
- The detachment of the retina layer. Retinal detachment can occur due to a thin layer of the retina (for example in people with very high minus eyes), bleeding behind the retina, retinal tears due to pulling of the vitreous which is already shrinking. Retinal detachment is usually accompanied by vision like a flash of light. If you experience something like this you should see a doctor directly immediately.
Floaters generally do not require special handling. However, if it is enough to interfere with vision and cause complications, floaters can be treated with laser surgery or vitreous removal surgery. We recommend that you consult an eye doctor directly. The doctor will do questions and answers and some necessary examinations regarding your condition. The doctor will provide treatment according to your condition.
What needs to be considered about floaters is if there is retinal detachment which is indicated by symptoms in the form of flashes of accompanying light so that you can immediately consult an ophthalmologist immediately. There are no special precautions regarding floaters. Floaters can be prevented in general by maintaining good eye health and avoiding / controlling diabetes.
So, hopefully this is useful.