Here are some of the other comments, I found
Comment number 1.
Surgery to remove one floater would probably liberate several more. There is some stuff they can inject into your eye called vetreosolve that would dissolve them. That is really not the intended purpose of this drug. So at least in the USA, you would probably have a hard time finding a doctor that would do it. Lasers are used to open an opacity called the posterior capsule. This is a membrane left behind the implant in cataract surgery. The procedure is called a YAG capsulotomy. I have asked Doctors who perform this procedure if the same laser couldn’t be used to blast through floaters. I was told that the capsule was stretched tight and the floaters were limp. She compared it to chopping a tight rope with an ax or trying to chop a limp bit of rope.
There is a surgery to get rid of floaters. It’s called a vitrectomy, and it is a very extreme procedure for a benign problem. Basically, if the floaters are affecting your life so you can’t do the things you like to do, perhaps the risk of surgery is worth it. However, for just a nuisance floater, you’re risking infection and possible blindness to get rid of a problem that isn’t that severe.
So that’s a long way of saying, yes but it’s not really for everyone.
I suppose I should mention that vitrectomy is a procedure where the vitreous fluid (the jelly that fills the cavity of our eyes) is removed and a clear solution is put in its place. So you’re talking about sharp instruments in the eye which brings a risk of some things you’d rather not experience.
I think, what their trying to say is, If the floaters are no severe, don’t take surgery. Can you guys enhance more information? And should I take the surgery?
You talk like your floaters problem is a problem for everyone. No it isn’t. It’s debris that exists inside your eye. Everyone has a little of this inside their eyeball.
So in the end you are the only person that can make a decision on this. I don’t think making other people concerned about you is going to help you make a decision on the matter.
By the way if these floaters sometimes appear and then disappear its an indication that you are overheating your vitrious humour from over working the ciliary muscle. Try and slow down your mind. Don’t rush your reading of books and stop being so analytical. There is nothing wrong in being chilled out. Being chilled out has the added bonus of making you more relaxed, free from distraction and a clear mind to help put things into perspective.
by: Your Eye Doctor
on: 24th December 10