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Published At April 29, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have been living with floaters in my eye for over 10 years. Also when I look at things at a far distance it is blurring. As I move my eye the floaters move along with my vision, but I try to ignore it. However, a few times I get pain in my eye yet I do not know if it is due to the floaters or the bad headaches which hits me occasionally. I want to know if there is any medications or remedy I can use to get rid of the floaters. Thank you.

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Floaters which do not show any variation in number can be safely ignored with regular follow-up once a year or as and when needed in case of the development of new symptoms. Floaters on their own cannot cause any headaches. In case they are becoming annoyed, after an ophthalmologist's opinion, you can consider YAG laser vitreolysis, this is a non-invasive procedure in which a laser is used to clear the floaters. It has shown good success rates in several studies. The possible side effects of this procedure include raised intraocular pressure, cataract formation, and retinal problems. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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