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floaters

 [flo´ters]
“spots before the eyes”; deposits in the vitreous of the eye, usually moving about and probably representing fine aggregates of vitreous protein occurring as a benign degenerative change.

floaters

Semitransparent, shadowy bodies seen in the field of vision, usually remote from the point of observation, and moving rapidly with eye movement. For centuries, floaters have been called ‘muscae volitantes’ because of their resemblance to flitting flies. Most floaters are shadows of developmental remnants in the jelly-like VITREOUS HUMOUR of the eye and are harmless. Sudden onset of very conspicuous dark floaters, especially if accompanied by flashes of light (phosphenes) suggest an incipient RETINAL DETACHMENT.

Floaters

Translucent specks that float across the visual field, due to small objects floating in the vitreous humor.
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floaters

Heterogeneities in the vitreous humour which may be of embryonic origin or pathological (e.g. in posterior vitreous detachment, retinal detachment, vitritis, asteroid hyalosis). The patient sees spots which float as the eye moves. Floaters are common in normal old eyes. Syn. vitreous floaters. See iritis; muscae volitantes; myiodesopsia; photopsia; lattice degeneration of the retina; cytomegalovirus retinitis; uveitis; vitritis.
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Although symptomatic vitreous floaters might be associated with retinal breaks or serious retinal detachment, especially when floaters increase suddenly and possibly accompanied by light flashes [4], it is usually thought to be harmless and natural aging process, and clinicians usually pay little attention to patients' discomfort.
Vitreous floaters do not indicate that you will develop CMV retinal disease later on.
reported that using 25-gauge vitrectomy instruments and not inducing posterior vitreous detachment can be uniformly safe for systemic vitreous floaters, since apparently lower incidence (none) of retinal tear or infection was observed.
The most common adverse reactions (frequency of 5.0% or more) reported in patients receiving EYLEA were conjunctival hemorrhage, eye pain, vitreous detachment, cataract, vitreous floaters, and increased intraocular pressure.
I am 78 years of age, and have had vitreous floaters since about the age of 12.
ATHE spots, vitreous floaters, are small, cloudy particles that float in the jelly-like fluid (vitreous gel) filling the eyeball.
Vitreous floaters: debris (like dead cells) in the liquid of the eye that may be seen as a spot in the visual field.
This can also occur with dense vitreous floaters, which will cast a shadow across all retinal layers of the OCT scan.
Inflammation in the posterior segment, if not accompanied by significant anterior inflammation, can often present as vitreous floaters. There are many causes of posterior uveitis that can give rise to this symptom, for example the systemic inflammatory condition sarcoidosis.
4) Treatment of Vitreous Floaters with ND: Yag Laser.
The vitreous of younger patients is typically clear, although the large eyes of young myopes are more likely to have vitreous floaters due to vitreous liquefaction and condensation of solid components.
Sometimes the posterior vitreous face can be seen 'flapping' in the vitreous when the patient moves their eye, but this can sometimes be difficult to tell in ageing vitreous gel from other vitreous floaters. Patients with a positive Schaeffer's sign are very likely to have a retinal break or detachment, whilst patients with a PVD who do not have tobacco-dust cells are very unlikely to have pathology.