What you must know about Floaters of the Eyes

Are you one of those individuals who constantly faces the problem of web or spots like structures floating in front of their eyes all the time? Welcome to the club. Chances are that you are suffering from a common eye related problem called eye floaters which affects millions of people across the globe. The condition can prove to be a bit annoying at times, especially in cases where the size of these random structures is big enough to cause an obstruction in the field of vision. In most cases, however, it is not considered as a medical emergency but if the condition is troubling you then you might be better off seeking the services of an eye specialist who can advise a treatment for you and help you get rid of the problem once and forever. There are certain surgeries on offer these days which can remove the floaters of the eyes and help people get a clearer vision.


What are eye floaters? The term floater is actually a misnomer because even though the random web-like structures appear to be floating in front of our field of vision, they are not actually floating. Floaters are nothing but deposition of protein in the white portion of eye ball called vitreous humor. These depositions tend to cast a shadow on the wall of the eyeball. These are the shadows that tend to appear like random structures floating in front of your field of vision. That is the reason why feel like these structures are floating or moving in the air, but they are actually moving with the movement of your eyeball. So no matter how much you chase them, you will never actually be able to catch them.

Floater in the eye appear in a wide variety of sizes as well as shapes such as webs, spots, fragments, threads, etc. The floaters might be present in one or both of the eyes. The sizes and shapes may also be different in both the eyeballs. The usual reaction of our brain the moment it spots floaters is to chase them, which is next to impossible because these are nothing but shadows falling on the walls of your eyeballs. So they will move with the movement of your eyes.

Although the condition is not necessarily a cause of worry in most cases, but if they have been constantly hindering your vision then you must visit an experienced ophthalmologist and get it treated as soon as possible.


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