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Suggest Remedies For Eye Floaters In The Line Of Vision

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Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Question: Hi Doctor,



My mother is complaining of flashes in the corner of her eye and also some shades infront of her eye from today morning. She can see more of that in the darkness.



She had an eye check up in the month of July, 2017 and her retina was good.



What is her problem?



Note:- She had TB meningitis in 2014. Also she suffered temporary blurred vision for 7 months due to Ethambutol effect.



Thanks,

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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
floaters most likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Have seen your details.
The problem you are facing is called floaters.Eye floaters can be clumpy or stringy. They are caused by clumps or specks of undissolved vitreous gel material floating in the dissolved gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the back of the eye, which cast shadows on the retina when light enters the eye. Floaters can be described as flecks of a protein called collagen. These flecks can be seen when they are loosened from the back of the eye known as the vitreous. This can happen at any age but is more likely to affect people between the ages of 50 and 75. Being near sighted or suffering from cataract also increases your risk of seeing floaters. In rare cases, it can also be triggered by a disease in the eye, an injury to the eye, tumors or crystal deposits in the back of the eye.Its not ne essary that any problem is always there in retina.

Test suggested-
slit lamp or biomicroscope, and examination of the vitreous and retina after dilation.
Please mention the name of the retinal tests done on her.
Laser vitreolysis is a more recent form of treatment for this condition. This pain free procedure involves the projection of a laser beam into the eye that focuses on large floaters to break them apart or vaporize them. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient and is considered safer than a vitrectomy.
Thanks!
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Suggest Remedies For Eye Floaters In The Line Of Vision

Brief Answer: floaters most likely. Detailed Answer: Hi, Have seen your details. The problem you are facing is called floaters.Eye floaters can be clumpy or stringy. They are caused by clumps or specks of undissolved vitreous gel material floating in the dissolved gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the back of the eye, which cast shadows on the retina when light enters the eye. Floaters can be described as flecks of a protein called collagen. These flecks can be seen when they are loosened from the back of the eye known as the vitreous. This can happen at any age but is more likely to affect people between the ages of 50 and 75. Being near sighted or suffering from cataract also increases your risk of seeing floaters. In rare cases, it can also be triggered by a disease in the eye, an injury to the eye, tumors or crystal deposits in the back of the eye.Its not ne essary that any problem is always there in retina. Test suggested- slit lamp or biomicroscope, and examination of the vitreous and retina after dilation. Please mention the name of the retinal tests done on her. Laser vitreolysis is a more recent form of treatment for this condition. This pain free procedure involves the projection of a laser beam into the eye that focuses on large floaters to break them apart or vaporize them. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient and is considered safer than a vitrectomy. Thanks!