Eye Floaters are bits of debris in the vitreous which is the clear material that fills the eyeball, they can appear as specks, strands, cobwebs or rings that become more apparent when the eye is moved, they can occur at any age, but are generally more common as we age and the vitreous thickens or shrinks.
Degenerative changes occur in the vitreous that shrink and may detach from the retina. This can cause a small amount of bleeding and is particularly common amongst people who are nearsighted or have had cataract surgery. Floaters that are caused by bleeding from an abnormal growth of blood vessels can lead to hemorrhages inside the eye.
Abnormal blood vessel growth can also lead to scar tissue that tends to shrink and this shrinkage causes wrinkling, dragging, distortion, detachment or tearing of the retina.
A floater occurs when a spot or shadowy shape passes in front of your field of vision or to the side. People may also suffer from light flashes. Light flashes refer to the false sensation that light is flashing into the eye. Shaped like a line or an arc, light flashes may appear to shoot in a certain direction.
So, What can be done?
The first, and foremost most important step, is to have a good diet. This is not important: it’s imperative. A good diet will not only help your eyes; it will help your heart, brain and just about your whole organism which will in turn help your eyes even more. Never underestimate the power of having a good diet. What constitutes a good diet? Water, vegetables, water and more vegetables. Of course you must add meat from time to time, fruits, bread; but with water and vegetables you are already halfway there. Avoid fast-food at all costs and try to eat fresh vegetables as frequently as possible. Now that we are on the topic, there is one drink that you must consider: red wine. I have heard it from many doctors: a glass of red wine every two nights (or even nightly) is good for the eyes and heart.
If you want further help, consider taking a nutritional supplement that is specially tailored for the eyes. For example Vizu-All Plus or similar. A good thing with Visu-All Plus sold by NativeRemedies is their one year unconditional money back guarantee.
Vaccinium myrtillus (Billberry) is the principal ingredient in Vizu-All Plus. Use of Bilberry dates back to World War II, when pilots in Britain’s Royal Air Force reported that a good dose of bilberry jam just before a mission improved their night vision, often dramatically! After the war, medical researchers investigated the constituents of bilberry and found a group of active chemicals called anthocyanosides. These naturally occurring antioxidants appear to have numerous potentially important actions within the eye. (Cluzel C, Bastide P, Wegman R, et al. “Enzymatic activities of retina and anthocyanoside extracts of Vaccinium myrtillus”
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In extreme cases laser surgery may be needed. Check out this cool video: