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Although they are not harmful, you will find that eye floaters in the form of tiny or dust floating around your eye are quite annoying. Many people believe that to cure floaters are impossible because it is a fact that there is no specific treatment for floaters. In very severe cases, the doctor may consider doing a vitrectomy, in which the vitreous fluid is removed and replaced with an artificial gel. However this procedure has not yet been accepted by most of the medical community, probably due to the associated risks.
Do not worry, you can get rid of them easily with simple natural ways. Just follow these simple tips to help getting rid of those annoying eye floaters.
Eye floaters most commonly occur as a result of age-related changes in the vitreous humor, the jelly-like substance that fills your eyeballs and helps maintain their round shape. Millions of fine fibers are intertwined within the vitreous humor. These fibers are attached to the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of your eyes.
Below are steps to cure floaters and will help to clear your eyesight
Rub your hands together to get them warm then press your eyes with your palms gently for about 10 seconds. Repeat this for about five times each day. Eye floaters will gradually stop in just a few days.
Face your head upward then roll your eyes slowly in clockwise motion, then change the movement in anti-clockwise direction. Repeat this process for about 10 times.
Look ahead at your index finger at arm length. Slowly move your finger towards your eyes, then stop at a distance of about 6 inches away from your nose. Fix your eyesight at your finger then move the finger away to the first position. Repeat this movement for about 5 times.
Relax your eyes by massaging your temples in circular motion forward and backward. Then with the knuckle of your thumb lightly massage your forehead area between eyebrows and on each side of the bridge of the nose.
Many eye therapist suggest people to cure floaters with eye therapy instead of surgical solution or medicine because surgery and drugs may bring some risks.
Comment by our reader Dshah:
As an Optometrist in training, this article is inaccurate. Floaters are caused by the thinning and separation of the vitreous, which is the gel like substance that is attached to the retina keeping it and all sensory structures intact as well as in Japan the eye maintain its shape and structure. Over time, often as a natural aging process the vitreous thins and detaches, usually in the peripjery if the retina first. This process can also occur if your prescription is rather high (you are very nearsighted). Floaters are often benign but if accompanied by flashes of light they warrant a more serious and vision threatening condition known as a removal detachment. Any time you have a new onset of floaters you must see your eye doctor. Floaters are permanent however the human brain learns over time to adapt and ignore these minor disturnaces in the visual field. This article is inaccurate and is misinforming it’s readers. Any medical advice should be given by licensed physicians and specialists and who, have the medical training and background to speak on behalf of such conditions related to your health. Applying warmth and massaging along the orbit as the article suggests may help to improve circulation but scientifically will not do anything to these Floaters. The Floaters themselves are pieces of vitreous tissue.. Which are physically quite posterior and deep within the eyes… Impossible to rove with the techniques mentioned by the text above. Please be smart and well informed when reading medical advice given by non-medical authors. And to the author of this article- please do your research and consult appropriate medical experts before you post health related treatment advice.