Symptoms of Eye Floaters
- In vision small black or grey color spots, strings and cobwebs appear and remain floating.
- When a patient moves his eyes then these floaters also move; and when the patient tries to look at them, they move away quickly.
- These spots are more visible when a patient looks at a plain bright background such as blue sky or a white wall.
Causes of Eye Floaters
- Age related eye changes: Eyeballs are filled with vitreous which is like jelly. When we are young this jelly is solid but as we age this jelly becomes soft and breaks up into small pieces. These small pieces become floaters.
- Inflammation in the back of the eye: This is known as posterior uveitis. Due to this, inflammatory particles enter the vitreous and these are seen as floaters.
- Bleeding in the eye: Blood in the vitreous lead to floaters. Bleeding can happen due to diabetes, high BP, blocked blood vessels, injury.
- Torn retina.
- Eye surgeries & eye medications: Sometimes injection into the vitreous can cause air bubbles. These bubbles are seen as floaters. In some surgeries, silicon oil is injected into the vitreous which causes floaters. In some cases, floaters appear after cataract surgery.
When an eye floater patient consults an eye specialist, he explains that eye floaters is a harmless problem; and the patient should just ignore it and try to live with it.
Eye specialist has no choice but to say so because there is no specific treatment for eye floaters in conventional medicine.
If there is any underlying cause of the eye floaters such as bleeding, inflammation then he treats them.
Rarely, eye floaters can affect your vision. In such cases an eye specialist has 2 options:
- Surgery: In this vitreous is removed from the eye and replaced with a solution which helps to maintain the shape of the eye. I have seen in my clinical practice, which I have been doing since 1997, that even after the surgery new floaters develop. Also, surgery has risks like bleeding, retinal tear.
- Laser Vitreolysis: In this laser is used to break eye floaters. The major risk of laser therapy is retinal damage if laser is targeted incorrectly.
Eye floaters can be very frustrating because adjusting to them is not easy.
I see eye floaters patients regularly in my practice and according to me only classical constitutional homeopathic treatment works in this problem. Here readymade patent medicines do not work.
Eye floaters slowly get dissolved with homeopathic treatment and the tendency of recurrence is also eliminated.
Homeopathy is safe, natural, gentle and without side effects. According to my experience, it takes around 6 to 8 months of treatment for complete recovery.
Number of Medicines
There are around 91 medicines in homeopathy for eye floaters which are very effective.
Now which of these medicines are to be given, in how much potency, how many times in a day – this is a complicated process which only a highly qualified and experienced doctor can do.
A sensible doctor never prescribes on the name of the disease eye floaters. He takes complete history of the patient, then studies his symptoms properly.
After this he selects the medicines keeping in mind the susceptibility of the patient and decides upon the potency and repetition of medicines.
In eye floaters I prescribe for one month and then review the patient after that. Every month the case is studied again thereby finetuning the medicines and their potencies.
Nothing is fixed in homeopathic treatment; and remedies change according to the condition of the patient. As I always say, “homeopathy is not readymade, it is tailormade” and the treatment constantly changes according to the situation of the patient.
Name of Medicines?
Friends, in this blog I have not named any medicines, nor I have promoted medicines of any company; because by doing so I will be playing with your health and may harm you. A sane doctor will never do this.
Top 5 Diet & Home Remedies for Eye Floaters
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol.
- Apply alternate warm and cold eye compresses for 5 minutes 2 times a day.
- Rub your palms together to produce some heat. Immediately place your palms on your closed eyes. Feel the warmth of your hands penetrating your eyes. This is very relaxing to the eyes.
- Avoid reading in dim light and watching TV in the dark.