Eye Floaters Directory
An eye floater is an image formed by a deposit of protein drifting about in the vitreous, the clear, jelly-like substance that fills the middle of the eye. It seems to drift in front of the eye, but it does not block vision. The floater is a result of debris from the vitreous casting a shadow on the retina. Floaters are often described by patients as spots, strands, or little flies. Floaters are usually benign, occasionally resulting from a separation of the vitreous gel from the retina, called posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). The condition is common among people over 50 years of age and is not serious.
Eye Floaters: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of eye floaters, and when to seek immediate medical attention.
Noninfectious Uveitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
You can protect your vision by knowing the signs of noninfectious uveitis, a rare condition that causes eye pain, redness, and swelling.
When To Call The Doctor about Floaters in Your Eye
Mild floaters are a normal part of aging. Floaters that suddenly occur more often, won’t go away, or happen with other eye symptoms, may mean a serious problem.
If the world is starting to look a little hazy and if your night-vision isn’t what it used to be, don’t chalk it up to simply getting older. You may be developing cataracts. Learn the symptoms so you can get a diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment.