Understanding Eye Floaters – What You Need to Know

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Eye floaters can be frustrating for anyone who is unlucky enough to have them. You can get floaters in one or both eyes. For more dertails please visit our website:https://www.retinasurgeon.uk.com


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Understanding Eye Floaters – What You Need to Know Eye foaters can be frustratng for anyone who is unlucky enough to have them. You can get foaters in one or both eyes. The good news before we discuss these in more detail is that they are common and they will not result in vision loss. So with that peace of mind in the back of your mind you can now fnd out more about them and the only way to treat them to identfy how you want to contnue moving forward. The frst step to identfying if you have eye foaters is to understand what these are. They are fecks spots and cobwebs that move around in your feld of vision. They are usually more notceable if you are looking into light or a blank page. Most people experience them when working on a computer or looking at something that is light such as a white wall or light coloured wall. These are more frustratng than dangerous but they can have quite a negatve impact on your overall vision in the long run. So what are foaters and why do more people get them than others Well the answers are simple. Floaters are when the vitreous gel behind the eye starts to break loose leaving fbrous tssue moving around the eye. This is at the back of the eye so while you can see them when you look at something you wont be able to actually see them if you look in a mirror to identfy them. The most common cause of eye foaters is age. When we are young the vitreous gel remains in the gel like state but similar to our skin which loses elastcity over the years the vitreous gel behind your eye starts to liquefy and dissolve. This causes bits of the gel to break loose and as a result it forms foaters with can be seen by the patent when looking at light. It is important though if you suddenly notce that your foaters become increasingly worse maybe similar to a shower of rain. So your foaters start to shower or you experience fashes of light then medical atenton should be sought immediately. Why Well these are not normal foaters and experiencing showers of foaters or fashes of light could mean the vitreous gel is actually pulling away from the retna and this is something you will want to have treated immediately as this is a serous situaton. The only way to treat foaters is surgery. If your foaters aren’t bad and they are not worrying you too much then you can hold of on surgery. Surgery is ofered to those that fnd that their foaters are causing serious problems and they fnd them irritatng and

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frustratng and want them eliminated without delay. The surgical procedure used to treat foaters is called a vitrectomy. This is a common procedure which takes an hour to a couple of hours to complete depending on whether they are working on one or both eyes. The procedure is relatvely straight forward and is carried out as a day case so you can go home and recover in comfort. The procedure is ofen carried out under local anaesthetc which means you remain awake throughout the procedure. In some instances this is down to the surgeons discreton you may have general anaesthetc which means you sleep through the procedure but chances are you will have to have one overnight stay in hospital. The process requires the surgeon cutng the outer layer of the eye to reach the vitreous gel which is then removed and replaced with a gas or soluton. It is imperatve that you follow your surgeons at home recovery instructons to ensure the best end result. About Us: Mahi Muqit is a leading consultant ophthalmologist cataract and vitreoretnal surgeon at two private clinics in London United Kingdom. He provides patents with superior service and support with a range of surgical procedures to meet their eye sight requirements. He has built up a solid reputaton for his eye services in the London area as an expert eye doctor and surgeon ofering surgical retna medical retna and complex cataract surgery. He also ofers surgery to patents sufering from diabetc retnopathy. Mahi Muqit is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists a member of the Britsh and Eire Associaton of Vitreoretnal Surgeons and the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractve Surgeons. To fnd out more visit htp://www.retnasurgeon.uk 119 Harley Street London United Kingdom W1G6AU Contact Us: 7717203564 www.retinasurgeon.uk.com

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