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Eye Floaters

Stings and small spots are associated with the problem called the eye floaters and these items move simultaneously with the vision field. This problem has a medical name which is myodesopsia, and it is associated with the mentioned spots, cobwebs or some shapes in the vision, like they are floating in the air. Naturally, the shapes person sees are not present. There are several causes of this problem, which are commonly associated with age. But this problem can attack younger people also. There are diverse cases, because when we compare the number of the shapes seen in the field of vision, it can be concluded that some may see hundreds while others may see only one shape. This also varies from eye to an eye. These shapes are usually dark or gray in color, but they become lighter when bright light is present.


We have mentioned age as one of the most important factors in creation of the problem in question. The retina receives the light rays that reflect from the objects seen in the field of vision. Then the light goes through the substance that looks like jelly and it is called vitreous humor. The substance where fibers are located becomes smaller and narrower over age, and it can part from the eyeball and produce lumps. Shapes and sizes of these lumps are very diverse. In some cases, this problem is created suddenly, while in others it is created over time and gradually. This problem may even lead to the retina displacement and cause problems with vision. If this happens, you should go to the hospital and get a professional help. Some of the other causes of this problem also include eye trauma, pregnancy, and diabetes.


Unfortunately, this problem cannot be treated with any medication, but in some cases, it goes away naturally after some time. Some persons may experience the decrease of this problem after a period of time. In some more serious cases, a surgery has to be performed, particularly in cases of serious vision problems and when a great number of shapes is seen. The procedure done on the surgery table is called vitrectomy and it involves the vitreous humor removal. Remember that those with posterior vitreous detachment and vitreous syneresis should not do this surgery, and bear in mind that this surgery carries a lot of risks and uncertain results. The cause of the problem must be treated first. Although this problem has no cure, every case is different. So if you are having this problem, seek a professional help and try out every treatment method possible, hoping that one will give results.

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