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Exploring Floaters & Spots

Some people are concerned about the floaters and spots which obscure their natural field of vision. The vast majority of people have floaters and spots in their vision to some degree, but most people don’t have them so severely that they feel the need to speak with their doctor in Miami Beach about them. However, there are times when people have floaters in their vision so badly that they need to consult Miami eye doctors to try and find a solution to their problem. If the floaters are blocking someone’s vision instead of just being annoying, then treatment options may need to be looked at. There are a few things that can be done to reduce the amount of floaters in a person’s field of view.

Causes of Excess Eye Floaters

A small amount of floaters in a person’s vision is normal, but there are some things that can cause them to become excessive. Here are a few causes of excess eye floaters that an eye doctor in Miami commonly sees:

Diabetic retinopathy. This condition can cause loss of vision in general, but excess eye floaters are a common precursor to the more severe symptoms.

● Injuries to the eye. When someone’s eye is injured, it often disrupts the vitreous gel inside of the eye, which causes more floaters to be seen than normal.

● Crystal-like deposits that naturally form in the vitreous gel.

● Tumors that form in the back of the eyeball can sometimes cause excess floaters to occur.

● Bleeding in the vitreous can also cause excess floaters.

● A torn or detached retina may also cause the amount of floaters in a person’s vision to become excessive.

Treating Excessive Eye Floaters

Those who are dealing with an excessive amount of eye floaters have a few treatment options available to them. Some people think that wearing eyeglasses in Miami Beach can help their condition, but glasses have nothing to do with the amount of floaters a person is seeing. This is because the floaters are actually present inside of the eyes– they are technically debris and objects that are inside of the vitreous gel. One treatment option for this condition is to have the vitreous gel drained and replaced with a synthetic fluid; this can be done without affecting a person’s vision in any way. Replacing the vitreous gel is only reserved for extreme cases of eye floaters, though.

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