Floaters are the most common eye question that I get asked. This is probably because most people have them. We all have some debris from birth that lies out of sight at the bottom of the eye. Bodily changes such as ageing, and perhaps hormonal changes, can affect the viscosity of the vitreous and make it easier for the floaters to be disturbed. More cell debris can be deposited as the result of the vitreous pulling away from the retina. This is more frequent in short-sighted people because the back of the eye is shaped more like the pointed end of an egg, rather than perfectly round. The flashes of light that you have seen are the result of this detachment. Minor detachments may not be obvious in an examination and are not viewed as important. It is too early to consider a vitrectomy, which is not a pleasant procedure.
You may find that the floaters settle out of sight. It is unlikely that they can be removed as the eye is a sealed unit.
They may break up and become less troublesome. Stroking the upper eyelid downwards can offer temporary relief and you can learn to look past the floaters. Drink sufficient water and avoid stress as far as possible.
Try massaging Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Ultra into your arm, chest, neck, forehead and shoulder muscles. Also try Taurine liquid sprayed under the tongue – this can strengthen the cell walls of the retina as well as having many other benefits in the cardiovascular system. Revision Formula is also a herbal mix which may help to settle the floaters.