Do eye floaters go away

If you have had eye floaters, then you know the frustration that floaters can cause. Floaters are the little pieces of material that float across your eyesight. If you have them then you’re probably wondering, do eye floaters go away, and how do I get rid of them. The good news is they do go away, but you may need the help of an ophthalmologist. We’ll tell you why.

Eye floaters and flashes

What are floaters?

Floaters usually look like small pieces of material that drift into your line of vision. Almost like a feather or string. You will notice them floating around when your eyes stop moving, and when you try to look directly at them they dart away. Frustrating, right? Over time they can keep accumulating and you will see more and more pieces drifting through your line of vision. We have a page on our website that explains them in more detail if you are interested.

What causes eye floaters and where do these pieces of material come from? They usually live in the vitreous, which is a thin layer of liquid behind the eye. The liquid can get thick, and when it does, it forms strings. These strings are the floaters you see darting around your eyes.

Usually they don’t hurt or cause vision problems, but over time they can accumulate and get thicker, so it’s best to take care of them as quickly as possible. Most floaters are not serious, but they can be.

Visit your ophthalmologist to make sure your floaters aren’t serious.

If you are experiencing floaters, dark spots, eye pain, or flashes, then visit your eye doctor immediately. They can be signs of more serious issues like a detached retina. You only get one set of eyes, so if there is something you are worried about then it is best to get it checked out right away.

Do eye floaters go away?

Floaters can go away with time, but it isn’t a guarantee. If you want to get rid of them quickly, then your ophthalmologist can help you out.

Your ophthalmologist can perform a simple painless procedure to get rid of them instantly. You’ll come into our office, your doctor will dilate your eyes, and they’ll use a laser to break up the floaters. The laser doesn’t hurt or affect your vision at all. It is a very safe procedure and immediately after you will be able to go back to life as normal.

Unfortunately there isn’t a quick at-home remedy for floaters. You can either wait them out to possibly get some relief or you can visit your ophthalmologist for immediate relief.

Want to get rid of your floaters immediately?

Will your eye floaters go away? Maybe, but maybe not. Visit your ophthalmologist to get a firm answer. If you are in the Las Vegas or Henderson area and looking for an ophthalmologist, then give us a call! We would love to help you get rid of your eye floaters.

2 responses to “Do Eye Floaters Go Away?

  1. I have a question which I would like to share with you. After cataract surgery about 10 years ago I developed floaters with a particularly annoying one in my right eye. I’ve learned to live with it because there wasn’t much I could do about it. But subsequent to my cataract surgery this 10 years later the lens in my right eye developed a hazing growth that was removed with a laser 2 days ago. Very happily I have noticed that the annoying floater in my right eye has diminished significantly to the point where I can barely notice it as opposed to where it was really noticeable. Is it possible that the laser treatment for the hazing on my cataract lens broke up the floater to the point that it is diminished? I understand you have a very busy practice and I can understand if you don’t find time to answer this email. But thank you so much if you do it’s a very pleasant outcome for me and regardless of the reason so far I am very pleased. Thank you again and I wish you well and thank you for your time for reading this.

    1. Hello, The laser to remove haze on the lens does not typically affect floaters in the vitreous but can sometimes impact the visibility of floaters. Glad to hear your floaters diminished! Be sure to come in right away with any new or worsening floaters.

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