A brief description of eye floaters

Have you experienced some spots, fragments or cobweb like structures floating in front of your eyes? Then chances are that you suffering from a condition called eye floaters. These structures usually drift in your field of vision, often tempting people to chase them but to no avail. Fortunately, most of the people usually suffer from ordinary eye floaters which are not at all a cause of worry, as they do not disrupt the vision of a person in any manner whatsoever. However, if your problem is serious, then you must visit an eye specialist who can diagnose and advise a treatment program to get rid of this problem once and forever.

Eye FloatersSo, what exactly causes floaters of the eye?

Human eye has a gel like liquid present inside which is called vitreous. With age, this vitreous humour begins to degenerate. This degeneration leads to inconsistency in the vitreous, making it much more watery than ever before. There is also a lack of uniformity in the structure of vitreous, which makes one part more solid than the other. It is this solid part that breaks down into small pieces and floats around the eyes. This leads to floaters.

Sometimes, these pieces can sink to the bottom of the eyeball blurring the vision. This can be a very irritating and bothersome experience as the condition makes people feel that there is something present in the corner of their eyes, but they fail to spot anything.

The good news is that the condition can be treated, provided you consult an eye specialist.

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