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,… Read More Study finds YAG laser vitreolysis may be option for 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… Read More PVD and floaters
They are floaters: A blurry spot that seems to drift in front of the eyes but does not block vision. The blur is the result of debris from the vitreous of the eye casting a shadow on the retina. The spot is the image formed by a deposit of protein drifting about in the vitreous,… Read More What are these squiggly lines in my eyes?
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 Is Telling You Has your line of vision been invaded by what looks like tiny black gnats swarming around… Read More When to see your doctor about Floaters
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, cobwebs, spiders, etc. Occurs normally with aging or with vitreous detachment, retinal tears, or inflammation. (From Dictionary of Eye Terminology, 4th ed, ©… Read More About Floaters – did you understand what your eye doctor said?
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 that is suspended within the vitreous. As light enters your eye it passes through the vitreous until it reaches… Read More Why do I see black squiggly lines when I look around?
The space between the crystalline lens and the retina is filled with a clear, gel-like substance called vitreous. In a newborn, the vitreous has an egg-white consistency and is firmly attached to the retina. With age, the vitreous thins and may separate from the back of the eye. This is called posterior vitreous detachment (PVD),… Read More More serious squiggly lines: posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)