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Floaters

Floaters are an eye condition where you see small dots or spots moving around in your vision. Seeing these might be alarming if you are not sure what is causing them. Knowing more about floaters, including causes and treatment options, can put your mind at ease. AB Vision Eye Care in Linstead and Kingston, Jamaica, offers ophthalmology services to detect and treat floaters. Continue reading to learn more about floaters and how we can help treat and manage them.

Floaters

Signs of Eye Floaters

Floaters appear as tiny spots that float around your field of vision. Blinking does not make floaters go away, and you cannot prevent them. These are also more common as you age. Floaters can interfere with your vision and make reading challenging.

Eye Floater Causes

Eye floaters occur when the vitreous inside your eyes contracts and causes tiny particles to develop and move around in your eyes. These tiny particles can cast shadows on your retina, obstructing your vision.

Floaters are often not a cause for concern. Although many cases of floaters are harmless, people with diabetes might develop these due to bleeding in the eyes. You may also have a higher chance of floaters if you are nearsighted or have eye inflammation. Routine eye and vision exams are crucial for detecting the cause of your floaters.

Diagnosing Floaters

Your eye doctor will dilate your pupils to diagnose floaters during an eye exam. Dilating your pupils allows your eye doctor to get a better view of the inside of your eyes and rule out other potential eye problems. We can then recommend treatment once we understand what is causing your floaters. Your treatment approach will depend on the cause of your eye floaters and how severe they are.

Eye Floater Treatment Options

You are unlikely to need treatment for floaters. The floaters should become less visible over time as they sink to the bottom of your eyes. Our ophthalmology team may recommend a procedure to remove vitreous fluid and replace it with artificial fluid if your floaters interfere with your vision. Surgical procedures using lasers are also available for getting rid of floaters. We can monitor your eyes and vision over time if your eye floaters are due to diabetic retinopathy.

Schedule an Eye Exam at AB Vision Eye Care to Get Treatment for Your Floaters

Floaters can interfere with your vision and be a sign of more severe eye and vision issues that require prompt treatment, so contact AB Vision Eye Care in Linstead and Kingston, Jamaica, to get treatment for your floaters. We can determine the cause of your floaters and offer treatment if needed, so call our Linstead office at (873) 903-3238 or Kingston office at (876) 920-3600 for your eye and vision exams today.

 

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