🔴How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters – 3 Eye Floaters Treatments

🔴How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters – 3 Eye Floaters Treatments


you you you you How do you get rid of eye floaters?
Well in this video, we are going to be going over more in depth into eye
floaters and how do you treat eye floaters. we’re gonna go over three eye
floaters treatments so hey guys my name is dr. Joe Allen here I am the host of
dr. eye health the channel helps you with the eyes vision and finding the
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channel please go ahead and subscribe make sure that you don’t miss any of my
other future videos and again thank you so much for joining us here again I’m
dr. Joseph Allen I actually want to give you a little bit of history of Who I am
and so and where I went to school and all that
I actually got finished my pre-med bachelor’s degree at Saint John’s
University here in Minnesota after that I went and got my doctorate of optometry
that the Rosenberg school of optometry in San Antonio Texas
I graduated magna cum laude and salutatorian then I finished my
residency in ocular disease and vision rehabilitation and low vision through
the Minneapolis VA Medical Center here again in Minneapolis now
so again floaters is a big topic I actually practice and I’m probably in a
basica spry vut I have I would also say I’m in private practice here in
Minnesota basically full-time and floaters or something we see pretty much
every day so I worked this morning and had at least two or three people
complaining of floaters I even had a you even had a pediatric patient today who
had floaters and so we’ll go over a little bit more into that thank you guys
so much for joining us in the chat if you are either watching us here live on
through the chat thank you guys for joining me or catching us on the replay
this is gonna be really fun so let’s go over floaters now if you’re watching
this and you already have some floaters guess what floaters eye floaters is the
actual term we actually have the actual term for floaters which is just floaters
that’s that’s as creative as they got when they came up with this term so
these are the little spots that you see in your vision and they’re kind of like
these little black spots right there’s these little spots that float around and
if you look from side to side you sometimes will see it either as a gnat
almost like a bug floating around some people
actually think that there’s a bug in their vision and they’ll try to grasp at
it or it’ll look like a piece of hair fiber floating around or me sometimes
even as big and big enough it looked like a cobweb or something like that so
yeah they can become really annoying for some people but here’s a good question
for you guys anyone in the chat right now or if you’re catching this on the
replay comment in the section below how long have you had floaters have they
been going on for two days six months at five years ten years me personally I’ve
had floaters for almost eight to ten years so I first started and floater
getting floaters in my early 20s and honestly I feel like they’re getting
worse and shout out you know shout out to be if anybody’s having problems they
feel like they’re floaters getting worse so first let’s go over exactly what
floaters are a little bit more in depth so a floater is first to understand it
there’s a gel inside the eye that we call the vitreous humor now that means
if you did a cross section of the eye here the most of the eyes shape is made
by the basically the volume of this gel inside the eye now we say it’s a gel
however it is kind of the consistency of uncooked egg whites if you could imagine
that if you’re cooking an egg sometime if you were to kind of feel that egg
white that’s what it feels like when it’s uncooked now this gel is actually
mostly consistent of water but 98 to 99 percent of water
it means maids up that makes up this gel the other percentages comes up from
collagen specifically type 2 collagen and type 9 college and along with a
couple other substances called vit Rosen and hyaluronic acid now these different
substances again they make up most of this gel inside the eye and I’ve had a
lot of people ask me okay I get kind of I see these spots they’re little clumps
of collagen and water floating around in my eye but what really causes it so I
kind of want to go more in depth on that that’s a good question a lot of people
have asked me so this gel inside the eye again it’s supposed to take up the shape
of the eye it’s mostly their present from birth and what happens is I do kind
of this diagram for you guys I’m going to share it with you here so the gel
actually forms and then it actually starts to break
down with age and I know that’s kind of a easy to easy to explain by saying oh
it’s just due to age well there’s actually a lot more factors to it
so with age it is true that they get worse as you get older the earliest
report or earliest case of floaters that I was able to find in the literature was
in an autopsy study of a four year old so it’s sad that a four year old passed
away but in autopsy they found that they had floaters so even at that young of
age you can have floaters these eye floaters as we get older around the age
of sixteen to eighteen almost the early 20s the eye continues to grow so around
about 20s yeah actually the gel already starts to transform into a liquid so by
the time you’re almost twenty years old almost twenty percent of the gel inside
your eye has turned into and separate it into more of a liquid then it just
continues to get worse as you get older so that’s why a lot of people who are
coming into our to the clinic who are noticing floaters more often are usually
in their 50s 60s or above but again why is this happening as we get older so
there’s a couple of different reasons but a lot of it has to do with cellular
turnover so the gel inside the eye does not turn over very quickly and so it’s
basically metabolism your metabolism in the gel inside the eye is very very slow
as compared to the rest of the body and so it doesn’t regenerate basically
there’s a couple other factors the build-up of cellular waste from the
retina from the lens and the muscles inside the eye kind of contribute to it
alongside inflammation so if you have any sort of a inflammatory event inside
the eye if you’ve had an eye rightous if you’ve had any sort of trauma to the eye
maybe you’ve had a uveitis some sort of surgery on the eye that all causes
inflammation and that can contribute to it then you have actually light exposure
to light like UV light from the Sun if you’re not a big sunglasses where or
even now there’s kind of more theories that perhaps
that blue light cuz a lot of the blue light that you see and it’s a big thing
in the media right now but a lot of blue light you sees from the Sun and so again
that high-energy light passes through your eye and hits this gel and it could
be contributing to the development of these floaters now again like gonna go
back to that a little slide I had for you guys so basically this gel the
collagen is in a uniform fashion and then the hyaluronic acid separates along
with the water and collagen type 9 that’s more of the watery type of
collagen and then all that’s kind of left is collagen type 2 and collagen
type to actually bundles together you get these bundles of collagen they’re
tart for the formation of floaters so type to college and basically bunches up
together and that’s what you’re seeing it kind of floats in that gel the liquid
that’s left and it cast a shadow onto the retina and you’re seeing the
out-of-focus shadow of those little floaters drifting back and forth so
that’s basically what what floaters are now it’s get a little bit different for
everybody but I’ll kind of show you what I see when it comes down to actually
what I see when I’m looking at stuff so I notice floaters more on a white
background on the computer screen and on a blue sky that’s what I noticed them
the most and if you’re again if you’re in the chat or if you catch on the
replate let us know what when do you see floaters the most okay now this is kind
of a diagram of what I see so when I look at my computer I see these little
spots but not just the little spots and this is actually I don’t see the circle
object I drew here but a lot of people do and if you see a little big round
circle in your vision let me know so that lawns that a big circle that I do
there is significant because a lot of people especially again as we get older
will notice a large circle in your vision and that actually is called a
Weiss ring and I’ll explain what that is so the other part of the natural
evolution of floaters is the gel inside the eye has an outer layer called the
vitreous cortex and this vitreous cortex is actually in touch with the rest of
the eye it actually touches the aura sirata it touches the retina the macula
which you get your central vision from and then you touches the optic nerve it
actually attaches very tightly to the to VIN the back of the eye and that’s
what we have circled in the in the dark circle here now that dark circle around
the optic nerve that gel touch –is the optic nerve and then that gel naturally
starts to separate from the back of the eye it peels away and it’s it’s very
tightly adhered to around the optic nerve finally when it fully releases
from the back of the eye it plugs away from the optic nerve and because the
nerve is a circle you get that little ring and again we actually see that in
the eye sometimes and we call that a Weiss ring so that’s kind of what people
will see in their vision and it can be really annoying so you can sometimes see
a circle sometimes it’ll fold on itself and look like a see I’ve had people say
I see like this comma crescent shape in my vision and yeah that that’s often
times that Weiss ring and in the clinic we call that a P V D for posterior
vitreous detachment and it’s very common again but that’s that’s that’s when that
gel completely separates from the back of the eye now I just wanted to kind of
say hey to everybody in the chat thank you so much for joining us I see a lot
of people talking about floaters and kind of cluster headaches Thank You Todd
you know computer usage contributing to floaters that’s kind of a tough question
again not nothing I would say that’s proven because it’s still very new and I
don’t think they’ve had any big studies nothing that I’ve read theoretically
they’re having more kind of that idea that you know light penetrating into the
eye causes more metabolism to kind of have to turn over especially from
sunlight the blue light you get from Sun very high-energy potentially
contributing to that but again theoretically you know there’s a lot of
issues with blue light come from computer screens yes but it’s very low
energy compared to how much energy you get from the Sun so maybe maybe not and
then Joshua here Joshua Barclay I hope I said that last name right but Joshua was
just asking if I trekked imme safe so that’s a very good question we’re gonna
get in that very soon but first if you guys are catching us here either in the
chat if you catch on just on the replay give me a like button that’s gonna tell
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should keep making this sort of content providing this sort of education for you
guys also again someone else mention that they notice like kaleidoscopes or
maybe like headaches things like that so there’s actually a lot of different
causes or different symptoms of floaters more than just spots floating in your
vision a lot of things can kind of give that a sense of spots in your vision and
one of those things can be what’s called a migraine with aura but that’s more of
like these strobe lights these lights flashing in your eyes and I have another
video on that and I’ll actually come back and put a link to that here in the
YouTube Karp above and well is in the description below for you guys if you
guys haven’t saved that or heard anything about that before I have
another video on that so just to kind of before we kind of transition I want to
answer one other quick question Matthew Hall had a question about isn’t
the Sun yellow light actually the Sun is actually gives off a white light I know
a lot of times we always draw the Sun as being yellow but the actual light coming
off of the Sun is white but within that white is all different spectrums of
light from the electromagnetic spectrum including high frequency blue light or a
very powerful blue light so let’s actually go over the treatments for
floaters let’s go over that so you know what honest the thing and that gets
people get frustrated with seeing their eye doctor because when you go in to see
her eye doctor often times we just we just watch we
just watch we say we observe we wait for them to get better on their own and the
reason for that is because the rate of improvement for floaters on their own is
very very good 95% of all floaters will naturally improve on their own within
six months and that happens through a process called neuro adaptation so once
you’ve recognized the floaters and you give them some time you’ve recognized
that hey these are kind of a normal thing for me the brain will start
getting used to it and within the first six months again 95% of all people will
say I don’t even notice the floaters anymore so that’s why doctors in general
they they don’t really recommend procedures or you know they wait they
only recommend it for people who have a really more severe issues with them so
that’s why we kind of wait but what if you do what if you have them what if you
have the floaters and you can’t stand it what if you just like
you’re so frustrated by the floaters you can’t drive you can’t get to work you
can’t enjoy your daily living activities if you’re a big reader and you just
can’t read because that floaters getting right in the way every time you can’t
tell is that the B R and s I can’t tell you know like that if you’re having that
issue you got to think there’s got to be some solution what can we do and doctors
have asked that question to themselves what can we do so the first thing that’s
been out for a long time is called a vet rectum e specifically a pars plana
vitrectomy and that’s literally where we remove the gel inside the eye and so
when it’s done for floaters we there’s actually what’s called a floater only
vite rectum e an fov that’s what you’ll see in a lot of literature and that’s
where we again suck out the gel from inside the eye in the operating room and
it’s it actually is a little bit more of an involved surgery it does take a
little bit of time and in school they basically kind of taught us that you
know this is an option however it’s at high risk there’s high
risk of all these other complications and problems and so you know despite
hearing that in school over time and actually just a recent publication in
2017 they reported that 92% of vite rectum ease are considered successful
that might rectum mean 92 percent of the people who had a floaters only vite
rectum e were successful and they were happy with their outcome and there was
very little to no complications or really risk of it at all and so they
also reported so they also reported a couple of things because with any
surgery there’s always the risk for things like infection and what’s called
an end ophthal – well maybe I’ll do another video in the future of what end
up the – is but it’s like the worst infection you can imagine for the eye
and about only 2% of all floaters only Vectrex Amis have been reported to have
have had and end up the – so 2% it’s a really low percentage of chance of
having an infection but then what we learned in school is that you’re at a
higher risk of having a retinal detachment during that surgery that’s
what we taught in school but again this most recent publication in 2017 and I’ll
hook it up in the description below once I’m done posting this video is that too
point only 2.1% caused a retinal detachment so that’s again really
low-risk so a lot I think a lot more times people are being more open a lot
of surgeons may be more open to doing a floaters only vite rectum II if you are
really bothered by the floaters but there’s a lot more of the things that
they kind of want to consider about that so another kind of good question I just
saw here hon can you get floaters if you get shampoo in your eyes you know No
and you may see visual floaters from spots from your vision getting blurry
you could maybe cause yourself a corneal burn you know depending on what’s kind
of in what kind of whatever is in your shampoo but no they should not be a
direct link to causing floaters not that I’m aware of anyways now the other real
treatment this is kind of the kind of it’s kind of a hot topic now in in eye
care is something called YAG vitreolysis so that uses a YAG laser to
basically break up or lyse the gel the vitreous inside the eye so this is
oftentimes kind of compared to having like the asteroids video game so your
surgeon actually will have you sit behind a laser and it’ll have you
they’ll dilate your eyes really big so they have a good view of the floaters
inside the eye and they can use a little laser and zap perfectly that floater and
vaporize it and over time they do multi a can do anyone for money they can do a
couple hundreds of shots of this laser and just vaporize this floater
completely and oftentimes this procedure takes more than one procedure takes more
than just one visit but it’s becoming more popular it’s actually been out for
a long time actually found out from a couple other resources that this has
been going on for like thirty years they’ve been doing this for a while but
a lot of doctors didn’t do it it was kind of like a cowboy thing to do
if you’re kind of gutsy as a surgeon you want to give this a try without having a
lot of big studies well now a lot more studies have come out and one of the
major studies actually came out 2017 again this was from dr. Singh and he
reported the same 92 percent success rate that depends a little bit on the
surgeon but 92 percent success with this vitriol Isis and he reported over a
thousand 270 some procedures and they with that
proved mounted procedures they only had a couple of complications they hit the
lens inside the eye twice because they have to shoot through the lens and if
the too far forward or too far back you can hit the lens it’s kind of
interesting because the power of the laser it actually it actually hit the
gel inside the eye and then there’s an energy blast forward toward the surgeon
so out of your eye the energy blast from where the laser hits blasts forward it’s
kind of like a plasma jump that comes forward and that little plasma jump can
actually hit the lens and cause some problems so that’s happened twice in
that study and then seven people had pressure spikes and only one person had
a retinal team so they actually bleeding in the back of the eye and I’ve talked
to another surgeon that was presenting on this not too long ago and he said
that he’s caused like one or two heme but they all heal up on their own so
it’s really not that big of a concern so this is becoming more popular because of
how safe it is and how quickly it can be done and how easily it can be done you
don’t have to go through a major surgery for 3-4 hours and you just sit behind a
little slit lamp a little microscope and they shoot a laser that you for a couple
of times and so it’s it’s excellent so you may be thinking hey this is great
dr. Helen where do I sign up where do I get this done and you know it’s kind of
tough because not every surgeons doing it so you may have to kind of research
wherever you’re at if there’s a doctor in the area doing
YAG vitriolysis you can certainly talk to your primary care I doctor whether
it’s an ophthalmologist or optometrist in your area do you know who’s doing
this here in Minnesota I know other ladies to different surgeons who are
doing it I know another surgeon who’s just buying the equipment and he’s gonna
be start doing it real soon so if you’re thinking about this let’s
go through the candidacy are you a good candidate for this procedure so big
things for you to think about is one how stable are your floaters again how long
have you had them have you had them more than six months are they stable are they
improving or are they getting worse you know so they have to be stable floaters
you have to have no flashes so flashes of light or sometimes it can occur when
that gel again separates in the back of the eye and you get that posterior
vitreous detachment that PVD that gel can sometimes tug on the retina just a
little bit and if that happens it potentially may cause a whole
terr or in a worst case scenario it can actually pull the retina off completely
and we call that a retinal detachment and that’s an ocular emergency and so if
you’re having those big flashes of light blink spots in your vision if you’re
watching this minute you’ll stop the video and call your eye doctor right now
we want you to get seen okay but flashes again if you’re considering the YAG
Vitreolysis you can’t have any flashes so no flashes stable floaters and in
during the during the examination your doctor will make sure that there’s no
holes or tears or defects in the far edges of your retina because they don’t
want to put you at an increased risk because there’s gonna be putting those
energy inside the eye with the laser and the shockwave from that maybe put you at
higher risk of having a retinal tear detachment so they don’t want that to
happen so again no untreated peripheral holes or tears and if they notice a hole
or tear they they’ll go ahead and seal it and perhaps in the future they’ll
consider having the vitriolysis later the other things to consider is a
cataract if you have a very thick cataract or lens opacity then it’s not
gonna be the best for you to have that done just because the cataract is in the
way and the surgeons not can be able to see through it and then if they can’t
see through it they can’t see the floater correctly and so they could miss
and they don’t want to do that so you can’t have too much of cataracts and you
can’t have much for a lens opacity so if you’ve already had cataract surgery and
you just have an implant the the PC IOL the inter ocular implant that they put
inside the eye if you’ve already had that and it’s clear then you’re still a
good candidate for the procedure so keep that in mind too otherwise think about
your activities of daily living or what we call ADL’s are they really affected
that much where you need this procedure so again there’s risk of complication
with everything so if these floaters are really bad you just can’t stand it any
more than yeah maybe this is a great option for you but otherwise you know if
it’s something you’re like yeah you know I notice them once in awhile but doesn’t
really bother me and maybe it’s not not the best choice otherwise you know just
to kind of give you a few if you’re really thinking about this is anybody is
there anybody watching right now in the chat or catching on the replay that’s
seriously thinking about having like material Isis go ahead and comment and
let me know because it’s it’s pretty interesting so
one of the surgeons that I’ve worked with what he likes to do is he likes to
not only evaluate with the patient he looks inside the dilates the eye looks
inside make sure he knows exactly where the floaters are he draws what he sees
inside the eye he draws exactly where the floaters are and then he asks the
patient to do the same thing and then they compare they make sure that the
floaters at the doctor sin is the same floaters at the patients seeing and I
think that’s great because then they know for sure hey we’re looking at the
same thing they’re looking at the main cause and then they go ahead and talk
about doing the procedure so that’s great so that that laws are really the
three medical treatments for floaters now there’s a lot of what scares me is
that there are a lot of things online I’ve read and skum to cross other
YouTube videos which claimed a lot of kind of crazy stuff on how to get rid of
your floaters and yeah nothing in textbooks of ophthalmology or anything
like that no I’ve tried to research and find like oh is there any sort of any
sort of logic behind some of these treatments and you know they kind of for
me they scare me and they scare other eye doctors that people are kind of
sharing this and I know people they kind of have these hopes but a lot of people
just don’t understand really what floaters are what’s causing them so
again thank you guys so much for watching I’ve got some time for
questions here let’s see if so I see Sylvia it asks is it expensive so you
know any sort of surgery on the eye can be a little expensive depends where you
live and what the surgeon is kind of asking for if you have insurance
floaters is kind of tough to get insurance to pay for unless it’s proven
that is significantly affecting your activities a day of living
obviously it’s affecting your ability to work then yeah the insurance may be able
to cover that I can’t guarantee you’ll have that but a lot a lot of surgical
centers will fight for you to get that coverage because they want you to get
back to work right you need to make a living so the big thing with floaters and the price
again you know the price can be all over the place
but I would expect at least maybe if you’re paying cash expect anywhere from
one at least $1000 at least in the US but I I I honestly don’t know who’s
paying what cash price would be you’ll have to call around in your in your area let’s see
looking for other questions can floaters look like streaks yes
so as the floaters developed if they’re just small little floaters they could
actually have kind of a hair like appearance some people even say they
look like parasites they can I guess if you’re really looking at them but you
know usually parasites can occur in the eye but extremely rare and it’s usually
in like jungle tropical areas but that is usually no you’re not going to see it
like that can i sup laments help minimize floaters so nothing that is
public like wide-scale accepted as supplements for getting rid of floaters
there are some different companies that kind of claim that but as far as what
I’ve been able to research because I was kind of curious myself and I was other
side other people talking about supplements for it there is some logic
about basically again the whole metabolism issue developing within the
gel itself that if you have higher amounts of antioxidants whether you’re
ingesting those using them as an eye drop that it would prevent potentially
helped reduce the amount of floaters but again once these collagen fibers develop
you basically need to find a way to dissolve the collagen the type 2
collagen from clumping up and I think once you’ve developed the floaters the
any sort of antioxidants or vitamins are probably not going to untangle that so
perhaps they’ll help prevent the floaters from developing in the first
place but again nothing that’s proven or
widely accepted in ophthalmology can you be born with floaters sure I could
imagine that yeah most of the time again age 4 is the earliest report so some
degree of the primary vitreous perhaps can actually develop them even when
you’re born but the thing is that when you’re born and your vision is
developing as an infant again you’re not just born with vision your vision
develops so you’d actually get used to where the floaters are at and your brain
probably with neuro-adaptive faster so you bobble you not even be
consciously aware of it – maybe you’re much older are you Quan great question
are you most likely to get flows if you are nearsighted yeah if you’re near side
to do gonna have a higher risk of developing floaters and part of that is
because the eye continues to grow especially through adolescence and into
kind of like your late teens early 20s so the eye actually grows longer not a
huge amount it’s actually kind of a weird
it’s a funny fact that it’s not true I’ve actually been to like Body Worlds
and things like that when I was a medical student and they would say like
it would say like did you know that the eye does not grow after birth and that’s
completely wrong I don’t know who wrote that but the eye does grow not very much
but in the eye care world just one millimeter change in the length of the
eye equals about 3 diopters of a prescription change and so if you are
let’s say 9 diopters myopic your nearsighted by 9 diopters that’s 3
millimeters longer so that means the gel doesn’t grow and change with the eye
shape but the eye does and so that’s 3 millimeters different so that gel is
more likely to separate from the back of the eye and that does accelerate the
deformation of those floaters the vitreous detachment another kind of
random factoid when you start developing floaters you actually have a higher risk
of developing a cataract sooner – can they make you go blind well floaters in
general shouldn’t make you go blind but the posterior vitreous detachment if
that leads to a retinal detachment that can potentially cause blindness and
that’s one of the biggest concerns that we have is when people start seeing
floaters and there’s a sudden change that they don’t get into the clinic
right away to get it evaluated and they let it go to flog and then they have a
tear that eventually becomes a full detachment and sometimes you know a lot
of times we can repair it that’s the great news about modern technology we
can repair a lot of detachments but it’s it’s never really perfect so again if
you’re having those flashes if you’re having big spots in your vision like a
curtain coming down from the ceiling or rising up from the
lor you definitely want to call the doctor get seen just make sure
everything’s okay that peace of minds couldn’t go a long way impatience about age so this is great I
see doll in another OD and now this is great they have another doctors here
he’s saying he found what’s called an erm so an epi retinal membrane that’s
what the ER M stands for and he said with associated Weiss ring on a 23 year
old male and yes if I found them in young patients about that age well you
know if they have a posterior vitreous detachment then of course they can have
the Weiss ring and you really can have them yeah you can have them pretty young
it’s not very common I mean usually it’s like what we see people in their 50s and
Beyond usually having it but yeah if the person is really nearsighted maybe
they’ve had trauma they’ve been jostled around just the fluid dynamics of the
gel inside the eye sloshing around can kind of predispose for more of these
Vitter’s detachments yes Matt all I do have floaters but again back to that
kind of thing that Don was talking about the ERM then epiretinal membrane can
actually form due to some changes with the gel inside the eye again these
vitreous floaters so as that gel separates in the back of the eye during
that posterior vitreous detachment it’s believed that it causes these little
micro tears like really small tears in the retina that we can’t really even
visually perceive and when these old tears form basically think of it like a
scar tissue that’s quartz that fart kind of forms between the little scratch the
little tear and then that scar tissue tissue actually bunches up it kind of
bunches up like a a bunch of stuff like a scar yeah and then we call that an epi
retinal membrane and then eventually can lead to what’s called a macular pucker
which can cause some other problems but that can distort vision so that’s
something that Dahlan was talking about there so thank you guys so much for
checking out the video I hope you found some good information I know we got a
lot of good questions coming in I’m hoping that we’ll be able to eventually
have more videos and more live streams just like this including the full Q&A
video in the future otherwise I wanted to give a big you know again thank you
guys so much for kind of help you know helping build my channel be
part of this community I love answering questions I love being a good resource
for you guys and I’m so happy that people are finding good value in this
information that they want to learn about the eyes and vision and I want to
kind of give you guys a question of the day did you find this video helpful did
you find this topic helpful did you learn something more about the
treatments is there something more about the treatments for the eye floaters that
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100 Replies to “🔴How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters – 3 Eye Floaters Treatments”

  1. 💥Eye Health QOTD: Did you learn something new about floaters from this video? Are you thinking about have vitreolysis? What other question about floaters do you have?

  2. Doctor… Why didn't u chose to undergo yag vitreolysis or vitrectomy. Aren't u bothered by them in your graduation and college days

  3. Got my 1st noticable floaters in my left eye at 51
    Around 68 I got worse floaters in my right eye!
    They are more like foggy spots
    The are annoying and interfere somewhat with my vision!

  4. Finally what I was looking for, indepth explaination. Thank you.
    My floaters in my left eye are especially bad, I have this massive blob that clouds my entire field of vision except for like maybe 10-15% to the right of the field of vision for that eye. I can make it go to the left by looking left and then forward, this clears my central vision, but as soon as I look right, sponge blob is back. Sad face 🙁
    I went to my eye doctor and after looking at my eye he basicly said this: " You are getting old, this is normal now please go away". Im 33 by the way. Thats all I got, nothing, no explanation, no treatment options just a stop beeing a crybaby and stop wasting my time slap in the face.

  5. thank you for uploading this i have them and the gd doctors wont help me there useless maybe u can help

  6. what is your opinion on this routine to rid of eye floater? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cHjvtp1vc4
    I wanted to try it but a user commented that it will result in gloucoma

  7. what are the floaters which we see in bright light like in presence of sunlight

    mine are small dots and some are like worms

    I am 29 years old i suffered a globe rupture 6 months back and now i have photophobia in the good eye and lately 2-3 days back i see these things in sunlight theya re like dots and some are like worms

    But i dont see them when i am inside or looking at my laptop or mobile which are also quite bright

  8. GREAT INFO & helpful!!!!! THANKS. I've had one for a few years now. It's not going away. It's always in my eyesight. I work with computers so that's probably why I notice it so much. I'm late forties. Like a long squiggly line. Now this year I seem to have quite a few more (like 10-15 small ones mostly) this year. I'm hoping these other ones go away after a few months. From what you've said, and what I read, it seems like vitreolysis, is my best bet for the stubborn ones that don't go away. I just started to research this as I want to to resolve this. I read that water fasting (5-7 days ) can really help. Probably no research on this, just user experiences.

  9. So i have got this like 3 weeks ago! And I’m 16 years old! Is it going to disappear after som time? And will it get worse after time! I’m I going to be blind when I’m like 50 😔 please let me know!

  10. Do you know a percentage of how many people suffer from eye floaters and are there temporary floaters?

  11. I had floaters and then they were gone but then they came back and it’s been going on for 2 months already

  12. Hello sir, i was born with glucoma. It was treated by surgery before it became a serious problem. Now i am 22 years old. Earlier i had a small problem of eye floaters during my school days which caused some irittation to my eyes while i had to look onto a white paper for studies. I am an engineering student in india. Now i came to notice that the amount of floaters has increased by some amount and it is causing more iritation during my exams. Can you please suggest a less risky method to treat my eyes? Please help me sir

  13. I’m I 38 from longisland Ny and was told I have pigmentory glaucoma .. the shape of my eye is causing problems like eye pressure, floaters estigmatism, near sihhtmess etc.. been on sibrinza for the past month and I went to get a second opinion from a second doctor and he told me my right eye is not 20/20.. now I notice it all day everyday only after he said it .. but never noticed it before the visit.. (I wonder if they messed up my eye from all the tests?) the second doctor recommended I get MLT because he says the pressure is still high 23/28.. my first eye doctor measured it at 20/19 and said to continued using the drops and revisit him in 3 months.. now I’m really confused as to what to do and depression and fear kick in more and more each day .. I hope it’s the eye drops that are causing my right eye not to focus as well.. do you think I should get the MLT (he said I’m a good candidate becuz of the pigment) I asked my first doctor about it he said my eye pressure is not that high where he recommends it.. ugh should I get a 3rd opinion.

  14. i tried 2 times to watch your videos for information but you talk to much about all that is not related to the headline of your videos it gets boring and annoying at the least i perceive it as a waste of time and never finished the 1st or this video before you even got the start of the point

  15. Hi Dr. Joseph,

    This is a great video. I started seeing floaters after getting a laser barrage treatment for lattice degeneration in 2012.

    This is the first time, I have come across such a thorough explanation. Thanks !

    Can you please make a video about Lattice degeneration, the risks involved and the precautions to be taken ?

  16. meh i learned to deal with it i often don't notice them i notice them when i want to and focus on seeing it.

  17. I'm about to remove my eye floaters by the yag laser it's safer and success so I decided to make it soon

  18. My mom has a floater in her eye, she had seen a while flash, my twin brother has a floater too, will I get a floater in the future I’m 38 female ?

  19. Yes i learnt quite a lot its very scary watching these videos,s but thanks a lot, lets hope science will one day sort this prob for all us oldies,I have had the floaters for at least 5 years, and have been and got checked at the hospital a couple of time s when the panic sets in, after suddenly getting some new ones arriving, For me personally i have managed to sort of get used to them, Driving sometimes is awkward ,and i have found wearing clip-on sunglasses does help there But I will add that i am a stressy person,

  20. Hello doctor , thank you for your information. We are always hopeful for our better eye health. I wonder who could get the remedy for this.

  21. I'm 32, And I started seeing floaters at age 21. So started using sunglasses to minimize the viewing. With the years they started to disappear. But i'm talking like 5-7 years. Now, I have a lot of floaters again. I'm not sure the cause but I'm confident they will disappear in the future. Although they are bothering me a lot right now. My personal hypothesis is that maybe they reappered because of making a lot of strength to defecate due to my constipation. Or maybe my high cholesterol. Or maybe this flavonoid/diosmin/Hesperidin/veintonic/vascularprotector drug that i'm taking for my hemorroids. I don't know…What do you think, doctor?

  22. Why is this 32 minutes long? Ill try somewhere else, this video is about an eye doctor that knows how to get rid of floaters

  23. Hi Dr.Allen i.always watch ur informative video.I had cataract surgery on my left eye and my surgeon has done laser treatment twice.But the second one produce mor floaters than the 1st one .What went wrong i felt so disappointed .Can you please explain why. Thank you

  24. I started getting eye floaters after my Lasik Eye Surgery in hopes of improving my eye sight. Nope ;/ never ever had them prior to surgery and now im filled with floaters ive tried EVERYTHING healthy dieting going on a berry and pineapple diet multivitmains, vitamin c supplements lutein ocuvite eye care Nothing has helped so so far it has been 5 months and no luck ;.. ///

  25. Thanks Dr. Allen. I was wondering as I searched through your video content, what's the difference between a floater and photic/solar retinopathy? Some people describe floaters as you did as little spots, cob webs, maybe even worm-like shapes that move around in the eye. I have a shape in my eye right now that does not float. I can see the outline of the shape when I close my eye lid. It's bright like a spot one would see from a flash of a camera, and it eventually fades away. When I close my eye for a moment then look at a white background or the sky it reappears in the exact same location as if I just caught some glare in my vision or saw a camera flash. Mine particularly looks like a belly ring. It's curved like one and at the end I see a darker spot that looks like a sphere connecting to the ring. I guess one could also picture it as a waning crescent moon with a sphere on the lower end of it. This spot reappears again between my peripheral vision and my main field of vision. It has not dissipated for 5 days now. It seems to be improving a little, I guess due to "neural adaptation", but I do wonder what it actually is. I go for a follow up visit in a few days to a specialist as my ophthalmologist could not actually see any floaters in my eye when she spent a good 5 minutes looking for them after my eyes were dialated. Good news is she confirmed my retina is in tact and fine. What I believe may have happened to my eye is an excessive amount of glare hitting my eye due to electronic screens from my laptop and cell phone coming in through the skylight windows of my home. Any thoughts on the differences between floaters and photic retinopathy? Are there other things that can cause static spots in the eye? What would one see if they had photic retinopathy versus if they had a floater? How can a laymen tell the difference? Lots of content I look at is more of the same simplistic information without details about eye problems, so I am grateful for your information. Thank you again.

  26. Hi, I'm 23 years old, a started noticing eye floaters 2 months ago, but I had a LED light in my room for three months and that's the time when I started noticing eye floaters. Is there any possibility that the LED light caused it, because it was right above my head and I think I was pretty much exposed to it. Thanks in advance

  27. What are the down sides or side effects of the lazer, I also have developed a twitch on upper eyelid in one eye which comes and goes . Happening more often .

  28. Does eye floters and optic nuritis have same symptoms ?
    I see many white running dots on Wall. Can't read my vision is less than 50 percent .

  29. No, Dr.Allen he said to have a better vision .Iwent back to see me for follow up .He explain that because i have a very dry eyes .He told me to lubricate my eyes often

  30. had them over 30 yrs , you get used to them , sometimes think a spider is crawling along the floor out of the corner of my eye lol

  31. Skip to 12:01 for the answer. I have had floaters since I was a teenager. I was told it was because of heavy lifting. The doctor told me not to put my head down when lifting heavy things or it would cause floaters. I know I began getting floaters when I started weight training in high school. As far as I know, only laser treatments remove floaters. I still have floaters. I am 57. The floaters are more annoying when I am tired, lack of sleep.

  32. I love your videos. They are very informative. The first one I watched was the first video where you explained what eye floaters were and it somewhat put my mind at ease. So a little backstory from me, I recently got a new prescription, I'm very nearsighted, over the past 10 years my vision had worsened about 2 diopters, but recently it has jumped almost 1 diopter in the last year. Now my right eye is -7.00 and left eye is -5.75. Naturally I started doing my own research and discovered that anything over -6.00 puts yoi at high risk for retinal detachment, one sign being floaters and flashes. Almost not even 2 days later I saw a floater in my right eye and now I see that and a bunch of hairline stringy ones when I look at a white wall or when I'm out in the sun. I feel like maybe they were there the whole time and I psyched myself into seeing them agyer worrying about my prescription but at the same time they do seem to be getting more pronounces as the days go by. This has been maybe 2 months now. Another thing that accompanied the floaters and I am wondering if maybe you know? (The eye doctor I saw didn't have a definitive answer) is now I have white opaque areas that move with the floaters, almost lookes like maybe a spot of dirty water (or vitreous humor) swirling around in both eyes, in a thin sliver almost like a cat eye. I described this to my sister and she said she had the exact same thing so I'm wondering if it's genetic? Her doctor told her he didn't see any issues so she told ke to let her know what mine said. I went on June 13th and the doctor did a pupil dialation. To my relief he said he saw no issues with my eye that I should worry about and he saw no floaters (just that they at least may be too small for him to see at the moment because they are most definitely there) lol. I am hoping maybe it is a psychological thing because I know now that I have had floaters most of my life, just not as pronounced, I always dismissed it as an eyelash in my younger years lol. I'm hoping my mind will adjust after 6 months like you stated ulin your video, and I hope I either figure out what the opaque slivers are or they at least go away lol. As I have said they aren't hindering my sight but they do move when I move my head or eyes just as the floaters would. Apologies for the long winded comment, I just had to get it off my chest. Lol. Thank you again for these videos! 🙂

  33. I have sooo many! Since at least 30 years. Yep.See them against white or lighter colors. Don't have a ring the floaters look just like little hair clusters. Little dark squiggles.

  34. Sir I have Problems in my eye how can I contact you . I am having eye floaters from 5 month and my vitrus is liquefying. I live in India but here their is no treatment can you plz help me

  35. when I was 4 or 5 I remember I had floaters , I thought my eyes were dirty, I remember being outside and I looked to the blue sky and I would track the floater with my head (I think you know what I mean). I never remember them until I when to the beach and played frisbee and the sun at afternoon was hitting my eyes (20 years later), the next day I started seeing the floaters again (when I am in a bright space).. now I always try to use a good pair of sunglasses ..

    this picture is exactly what I see:

    https://cnib.ca/sites/default/files/styles/banner_image_wide/public/images/2018-10/eye-floaters.jpg?h=f73728b0&itok=ZBBO-mYq

  36. Are floaters caused by using gadgets?
    I;m 16 years old and I got 1 floater in my eye it rarely comes out tho.. Is it normal for my age having it?

  37. i have a lot of eye floaters. like a lot. ive had them for a month and a half. im 16 it looks like there is invisible snakes everywhere

  38. I'm having eyefloaters and I'm 15. They are the most irritating thing ever! I have 3 floaters: 1 on the left eye and 2 on the right. I got them after I hit my head pretty hard when I was 14. Not sure if its normal to get them if you hit your head. I just want them to
    disappear 🙁

  39. Hey doc thank u for your information
    I have one question.
    I have floaters since 3 month ago
    But how the flashes look like
    When appear plz answer thx again

  40. What is the average time it takes for floaters to decrease with vitreous detachment? I've had them a month and it's horrible. I hope it gets better soon.

  41. I took triple therapy antibiotics for H. pylori back in May 2018. From day one the antibiotics gave me blurry vision and then destroyed my night vision. I see giant halos at traffic lights. What would you recommend? thanks.

  42. I've watched about 3 of your videos so far in the past couple of hours and find them very informative and interesting. I do have floaters,,, some caused by after effects of cataract surgery and one by an injection of Avastin. I'm 67 years old and have several eye conditions: astigmatism, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts (removed in both eyes in the past month), and floaters. I'm searching for a good video on the diabetic retinopathy including info on the Avastin injections. I would love to see one from you because you are so thorough with your explanations. It seems doctors don't really have the time to address these conditions at length during an office visit. QUESTION: I have distortion from the astigmatism and am wondering if that causes the "missing text" when I read. My vision drops 1-2 letters out of words so I have to be extremely careful when I read (especially numbers). Thanks for any info you can provide on this!!

  43. I'm 50 and have had a floater position right behind eye lens due to eye gel settling. 60%of the time I can see but the rest it's in the way.

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