Good And Bad News About Eye Floaters.

Published: 21st October 2010
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Some good news

Some people prefer to hear the good news first so this is why we will start in that way. Firstly if the vitreous humor is pulled off of the back of the eye safely, then it won’t be under pressure and will not interfere with the retina and the back of the eye. This means no retinal detachment and it is called PVD which is an abbreviation for posterior vitreous detachment).

If it is hard for you to imagine it, then think of it like plastic wrap – a bit clingy. If it is not on its normal position pushing the retina, it won’t tear holes. Basically this particular pulling causes a commonly known condition in the ERM (epi-retinal membrane). It can rip the center of the retina’s vision and if it does so it creates the so called "Macular hole" – no-one wants a hole in his eye, right? To understand better the above explained you can lift up your sleeve and see how it wrinkles.

Some bad news

Of course, now is the time for the bad news. First of all if you have PVD the eye floaters are more constant and noticeable. You will start having concentration problems more often. Let’s us explain you what is Weiss’s ring – this is a common posterior vitreous detachments that form a head over the head of the optic nerve. The shape of this particular ring is caused by the releasing of attachments. Most of the times, this ring is clearly visible and larger than the usual eye floaters. Explained in simple words, persons who have posterior vitreous detachment have bigger chance for retinal detachment and the reason for this is because they are going through changes in the vitreous humor.

One of the biggest specialists in eye diseases is Dr. Jeffrey Guild. He graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. He has been taking patients for twelve years in many different states – Oregon, Hawaii, Texas, California, Massachusetts and others. At this moment he lives in Maui and works at the multi disciplinary Center for Sight clinic. In spite of his rich experience he had worked abroad too in countries like Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand, Guatemala. Now after so many years of work his interest is pointed at the vitreous and retina. So if you need some more info concerning eye floaters you can easily find his studies on various Internet resources.

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