I’m 21 years old. I went to the eye doctor a couple months ago about them, and he told me I had eye floaters. They’re very annoying and bothersome. He said my eyes looked healthy, but it doesn’t take care of the fact that they’re VERY annoying. Does anybody have any tips to make these floaters less bothersome and annoying?? Someone told me that iron helps, but I’m nervous to take iron without knowing what it will do to me. I have anxiety about taking supplements without knowing much about them. any ideas?
Most commonly, there is no treatment recommended.
* Vitrectomy may be successful in treating more severe cases; however, the procedure is typically not warranted in those with lesser symptoms due to the potential for complications to include cataracts, retinal detachment, and severe infection. The technique usually involves making three openings through the sclera known as the pars plana. Of these small gauge instruments, one is an infusion port to resupply a saline solution and maintain the pressure of the eye, the second is a fiber optic light source, and the third is a vitrector. The vitrector has a reciprocating cutting tip attached to a suction device. This design reduces traction on the retina via the vitreous material. A variant sutureless, self-sealing technique is sometimes used.
* Laser Vitreolysis. In this procedure an ophthalmic laser (usually an Yttrium aluminium garnet “YAG” laser) is focused onto the floater and in a series of brief bursts, the laser vaporizes and lyses (cuts) the collagen strands making up the solids component of the floater. Laser treatment is not widely practiced and is only performed by very few specialists in the world. It is an outpatient process, which is much less invasive to the eye than a vitrectomy, with fewer side effects. 
* An alternative treatment option is for the sufferer to use psychological conditioning to habituate to eye floaters, so that they no longer notice them.
on: 27th February 10