Floaters

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There is now an in-office laser procedure covered by medical insurance that can remove most eye floaters safely and painlessly.

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TREATMENT FOR FLOATERS

TREATMENT FOR FLOATERS

Currently, there are two available treatments for floaters. Depending on the type of floaters, your doctor might recommend a surgery called vitrectomy or a laser procedure called laser vitreolysis. Vitrectomy is done in an operating room, while laser vitreolysis is an in-office procedure. Both treatments are usually covered by medical insurance.

If you are interested in treatment for eye floaters, contact Clarus Vision Clinic to set up an evaluation.

WHAT ARE FLOATERS?

WHAT ARE FLOATERS?

Eye Floaters are small spots that drift through your field of vision. They may stand out when you look at something bright, like white paper or a blue sky. These floaters might appear suddenly without any identifiable cause. Most floaters are benign and are not a danger to the health of your eye, however, some floaters might be a sign of a serious sight threatening problem with your eye. Therefore, it is important to get a prompt medical evaluation whenever new floaters appear.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF FLOATERS?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF FLOATERS?

Floaters earn their name by moving around in your eye.

They come in many different shapes, sizes, and numbers:

  • Black or gray dots
  • Squiggly lines
  • Threadlike strands, which can be knobby and almost see-through
  • Cobwebs
  • Rings
WHAT CAUSES FLOATERS?

WHAT CAUSES FLOATERS?

Most floaters are small flecks of a protein called collagen. They’re part of a gel-like substance in the back of your eye called the vitreous. As you age, the protein fibers that make up the vitreous shrink down and clump together. The shadows they cast on your retina are floaters. These changes can happen at any age but usually occur between the ages of 50 and 75. You’re more likely to have them if you’re nearsighted, or have had cataract surgery.

WHEN TO SEE OUR DOCTORS?

WHEN TO SEE OUR DOCTORS?

Because some floaters can cause permanent visual loss, call CLARUS as soon as possible if you notice:

  • A new floater or floaters
  • A sudden increase in floaters
  • Flashes of light
  • A loss of side vision
  • Changes that come on quickly and get worse over time
  • Floaters after eye surgery or eye trauma
  • Eye pain

Be floater free and contact CLARUS today.

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