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.
Symptoms: Symptoms of eye floaters which may include: 1. Spots in your vision that appear as dark specks or knobby, transparent strings of floating material. 2.Spots that move when you move your eyes, so when you try to look at them, they move quickly out of your visual field. 3.Spots that are most noticeable when you look at a plain bright background, such as a blue sky or a white wall. 4.Spots that eventually settle down and drift out of the line of vision.
Diagnosis: Floaters are often readily observed by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist with the use of an ophthalmoscope or slit lamp. However, if the floater is near the retina, it may not be visible to the observer even if it appears large to the sufferer.
Treament: Doctor may consider a surgical procedure called a vitrectomy. Vitrectomy may have complications, such as: Retinal detachment Retinal tears Cataracts.
Epidemology: The majority of patients were between the ages of 20 and 70 years (74.43%). A probable diagnosis was determined in 55.57% of cases; anterior uveitis was diagnosed in 58.01% of cases, posterior uveitis in 26.11%, panuveitis in 12.98%, and intermediate uveitis in 2.9% of cases.