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  • Study finds YAG laser vitreolysis may be option for floaters

    Study finds YAG laser vitreolysis may be option for floaters

    By Lynda Charters, Reviewed by Chirag P. Shah, MD, MPH Almost 67% of patients older than 65 years of age have had a posterior vitreous detachment, many of whom are bothered by their floaters. YAG vitreolysis might be a viable treatment for patients with symptomatic floaters. According to a pilot study conducted by Chirag Shah,……


  • PVD and floaters

    PVD and floaters

    Hi Ten years ago, I got posterior vitreous detachment in my right eye and got a few floaters (one large) and these are still there. But, a couple of days ago, in my left eye I got same thing. Immediately vent to hospital where PVD was detected without any retinal tears. Now I have very……


  • Why are black, squiggly lines floating in my eyes?

    Why are black, squiggly lines floating in my eyes?

    Those are commonly called floaters. Usually what you’re seeing is particles of things in your tears (like dead cells) or bits of a gel-like substance that your eye produces to protect it (sometimes this stuff clumps up a little and looks like floaters). These can show up at any random time, but they’re more likely……


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  • wrote a new post 6 years ago

    Floaters are little “cobwebs” or specks that float about in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines. They move as your eyes move […]

  • wrote a new post 6 years ago

    You suddenly see a shower of spots, flashing lights or a stationary spot accompanied by blurred vision or shadowed side vision.
    You see spots after receiving a blow to the head or eye.

    What Your Symptom […]

  • wrote a new post 6 years ago

    Excerpted from Taking Care of Your Eyes © 2003-2005 by Triad Communications floaters. (Also called vitreous floaters.) Particles that float in the vitreous and cast shadows on the retina; seen as spots, […]

  • wrote a new post 6 years ago

    Squiggly Line: Stewie Griffin

    “Oh squiggly line in my eye fluid.
    I see you lurking there on the periphery of my vision.
    But when I try to look at you, you scurry away.
    Are you shy, squiggly line?
    Why only […]

  • wrote a new post 6 years ago

    You are noticing vitreous floaters.

    The vitreous is the gel that fills the posterior 2/3 or so of your eyeball.

    It varies from person to person but most people normally have some amount of cellular debris […]