I am suffering from eye floater problem. What can be done?

Q. I am suffering from eye floater problem. What can be done?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 30, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 12, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from eye floater problems for four years, in which, I see grey shapes in front of my eyes and also observe headaches. My left eye vision is -3.1, and my right eye vision is -1.8.



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You are a near-sighted (myopic) person. Seeing floaters points to the fact that there might be early changes of vitreous degeneration in your eye which itself is not a problem, but it may cause undue traction on your retina. Here is what I suggest. You have to visit a vitreoretinal expert ophthalmologist, and you have to get a dilated fundus examination. We have to rule out any areas of weakness in the retina and if found, they can safely be lasered. Kindly refrain from contact sports and chronic weightlifting, like going to the gym for the time being. I suggest starting Nepafenac eye drops once at bedtime for the next couple of months.

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