Starting a few weeks ago, I started noticing a floater in my right eye. It was extremely annoying. It is tiny and most of the time I don’t notice it. But as I type, I am noticing it, because it is against a white background.
It looks like a transparent grayish tiny dot on the page. Sometimes I play with it, by scrolling my eyes left and right, to watch the floater “float” across the screen or the sky.
I have read a lot of material on it since I have seen it. Most cases say that they are harmless, in most cases. The Mayo Clinic writes:
Most of the interior of your eye is filled with vitreous, a clear, jelly-like substance. Eye floaters are small bits of debris floating in the vitreous. They may appear as spots, hair or bits of string that dart into your field of vision. Although they can be bothersome, eye floaters in your eye are usually not a serious problem and don’t require treatment. Most people learn to ignore them.
Now, not all floaters are harmless. They recommend that you see an eye doctor if you see an “increase in floaters, especially if associated with flashing lights or hazy vision.” That may be a sign of a Retinal Detachment, which is not fun.
Can they be treated? Dr. Bill Lloyd’s Make My Floaters Disappear at WebMD says no! They may go away by themselves, overtime. But treatment simply doesn’t work, even-though there are plenty of treatments advertised.
Speaking of eyes problems… I feel so bad for Ian… He has apparently lost his eye sight. His dry eyes scratched off some of his skin from his eye ball, when he woke up. He said this one is a serious problem and he is hoping it heals itself, but is obviously concerned. I hope it works out Ian, sounds very scary.