Eye floaters treatment

An eye floater is basically a speck within your eye that just floats around. These floaters are often referred to by a more technical name – muscae volitantes. Upon examining your eye the floater will appear similar to a spot or tiny string that is floating around. The spot could move in any direction but will usually move according to the physical movements of your eye. If you were to stop looking around and keep your eyes positioned in the same place then the floater would stop moving around as well.

Eye floaters are more common with the elderly. Anyone suffering from diabetes is at higher risk of developing an eye floater. Also, if you ever got cataract surgery done then there is more of a chance of developing an eye floater. The condition can be very annoying so finding a solid treatment method for it is crucial.

What Causes an Eye Floater?
While diabetes and cataract surgery can increase the chance of someone developing an eye floater it is not the actual cause of the condition. The condition usually origins at birth but does not become noticeable until later in the victim’s life. Below is a brief description of how eye floaters usually originate.

If cell particles stay within the vitreous humor of a new born baby then they will develop into eye floaters over a long period of time. Once you get older the vitreous humor will be more of a liquid than usual and it will allow for the cell particles to float around. Also, if you are unsure of what the vitreous humor is, it is simply the clear gel layer which is located between the lens and retina within the human eye.

While most eye floaters are originally developed at birth, that is not always the case. Sometimes these are caused by pieces of protein getting stuck in the eye (while pregnant). There are other possible causes for the condition as well. Many cases of eye floaters are related to food allergies and people that are shortsighted. What is more important than the cause of the eye floater though is how to treat it.

How to Treat an Eye Floater
There are many natural treatment methods for eye floaters. Most of the treatment options are very convenient as you can do them in the comfort of your own home. Usually it is as simple as making a slight change to your diet or lifestyle. The treatment methods may just be basic modifications to your diet and such but they can be effective. Below are three treatment options for eye floaters that can help get rid of the condition after a while.

Vegetable Juice
One of the most effective things you can consume to treat an eye floater is vegetable juice. You can find a recipe for this drink online. Usually it consists of a variety of vegetables and sometimes some fruit (such as apples or berries) may be included. The fruits are not a major ingredient in the drink but they are usually necessary. You may be able to find vegetable juice with the proper ingredients in stores. If you choose to go that route then look out for organic vegetable juice as it would be preferable.

Stress Release
Finding a treatment for any build-ups of stress can be very helpful in treating an eye floater. Various activities such as yoga, dancing, or meditating may be helpful for this treatment method. It may also be as simple as getting more exercise but make sure you keep your stress build-up to a minimal.

Eye Exercises
There are various exercises you can do with your eyes to help treat the condition. Take a quick look online for some examples of these. Two examples of eye exercises are rolling your eyes in circles (clockwise and counter clockwise) and making upward tilt motions with your eyes only. You should complete about ten repetitions of each exercise and do so once or twice a day.

Final Thoughts
These treatment methods may not seem to be very useful but they will show some results. After a while the eye floaters may completely go away. You should still visit a doctor for advice on how to treat the condition. It will be annoying and you should not expect them to go away instantly.

Just find out about various natural treatment methods to use for eye floaters and be consistent with the treatment. However, you should try to get used to living with the floaters as there is no guarantee that they will go away even with extensive treatment.

Last updated on Mar 8th, 2011 and filed under Vision Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Eye floaters treatment”

  1. Alton says:

    A newborn baby whose mother suffers diabetes will inherit diabetes as well as the chance of eye floater. So it seems more terrible to have diabetes. Well, are there any special contact lenses or glasses to help people with this condition?

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