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What's That?! The Low-Down On Eye Floaters And What You Need To Know

by Charlie Berry

You wake up one morning and they are just there–right in your field of vision but too close to really focus enough to see what they are. Eye floaters can be incredibly alarming if you have never experienced them. These things seem to often show up out of nowhere and can not only be alarming but obstructive to your vision as well. If you have discovered you have an eye floater in your field of vision, you are bound to have some questions and concerns. Take a look at these questions about eye floaters and the answers you will want to know. 

What exactly are eye floaters anyway?

Eye floaters, which can appear in the visual field as anything from grey-colored, cobweb-like material to streaks or spots of black, are actually small tidbits of microscopic fibrous material that floats around in the viscous fluid of the eye. In most cases, you are not actually seeing the material, but the shadow that the material casts on the retinal nerve as it floats around inside of the eye. 

What causes eye floaters to show up in the eyes?

Eye floaters can have a few different causes. Most of the time, these annoying occurrences are nothing more than the result of age-related degeneration of the retina that changes the consistency of the eye fluid surrounding it. Fibrous material in the liquid tends to bind together much like dust fibers would when set afloat on water, which makes them more likely to be visible than usual. Eye floaters can also be a result of recent trauma to the eye, such as if you have just had eye surgery to remove cataracts or laser surgery to correct your vision. 

Will the eye floaters go away on their own?

In some cases, yes. The eye floaters will just subside to an area of your eye where they can no longer be seen. However, what usually happens is the retina grows accustomed to the fibrous material in the field of vision and adjusts so that it is no longer noticeable. If the eye floater does not subside on its own, it is always a good idea to visit your eye doctor for advice and further examination. In rare cases when the eye floaters are rather large or bothersome, optical laser surgery may need to be performed to break up the material so it will subside on its own. 


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Chiropractic Healing Works

I used to be skeptical about chiropractic healing. However, that was before I tried it for myself. I was in an accident that did serious damage to my back. I followed all of the doctor’s recommendations, did my physical therapy, and still didn’t feel any better. That was when I finally decided to try going to my friend’s chiropractor. It was such a relief when I finally started to feel better thanks to the great chiropractic care I received. That’s when I decided to start researching chiropractic care and how it could be used to treat different conditions. This blog contains the results of that research. If you’re looking for a way to feel better, you too may benefit from chiropractic healing. These articles will help you learn how.