Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision. They may be especially noticeable when you look at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.Eye floaters can be annoying, but they generally don\'t interfere with your sight.
Eye floaters can appear in many different shapes, such as:
• Black or gray dots
• Squiggly lines
• Threadlike strands, which can be knobby and semi-transparent
• Ring shaped
Your doctor will conduct
• A complete eye exam including eye dilation to better see the back of your eyes to role out any retinal tear.
Treatments for floaters that impair your vision
Options may include:
• Using a laser to disrupt the floaters. An ophthalmologist aims a special laser at the floaters in the vitreous, which may break them up and make them less noticeable. Some people who have this treatment report improved vision; others notice little or no difference.
• Using surgery to remove the vitreous. An ophthalmologist removes the vitreous through a small incision and replaces it with a solution to help your eye maintain its shape.