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Floaters in the eyes !

Floaters, a phenomenon which is extremely common and seen in almost everyone. So, what exactly are floaters? Whenever we are looking at something, especially a plain or white background, we can see some transparent or translucent objects floating around in our vision, these are called floaters. Almost every single person can see floaters in their vision. However, there are certain times when these floaters become significant. This article aims to bring a better understanding on this subject.

In whom are these floaters seen in large number ?

Myopia: People who have a very high minus power can notice a lot of these floaters

Age: People above the ages of 40-45 can notice an increase of floaters in their vision

How is a floater formed?

To understand the formation of floaters, we need to have a basic understanding of the eye. The eye has a lens at its beginning and a retina in the back of the eye. Between these two layers is a gel like substance called as VITREOUS. Whenever we see an object, light enters through the lens, passes through the vitreous and falls on the retina. As age progresses, bubbles or vacuums are formed in the vitreous due to degeneration. These bubbles cast shadows which float around in the vision forming the infamous floaters.

In general, these floaters do not cause any kind of issues or vision disturbances. However, there are certain situations when the presence of floaters needs to be taken seriously and calls for an immediate consultation with best eye specialist in Hydernagar. One such scenario is the occurrence of large number of dark floaters in the vision. There could be two main causes for this to happen:

A break in the retina which has caused the blood to flow and float in the vitreous.

Diabetic retinopathy or any other kind of retinopathy which is resulting in neovascularization or newly leaking blood vessels. This is called fresh vitreous haemorrhage and can cause these dark floaters. Immediate doctor consultation by ophthalmologist in Kukatpally is a must.

As a rule of thumb, in the event that there is a sudden increase in the floaters, it is advised to seek a doctors opinion to rule out any disorders and to get floaters eye treatment in Hyderabad. Fundus corners needs to be screened as well. In case there is no diagnosis, keep a look out for sudden and drastic patten changes in the floaters.

Certain conditions such as Asteroid hyalosis and other degenerative disorders can give rise to an exponential increase in the floaters. Very rarely would a vitrectomy or vitreous surgery be needed to correct the problem. In conclusion, the only thing to remember about floaters is that as long as they do not cause hinderance to your vision, they are not a cause of concern.

For more information, consult Dr. Abdul Rasheed and Dr. Krishna Poojita at one of the best eye hospitals near Nizampet.

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